Three Tigers named winners of Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest


5th grader Jackson Hatfield, 7th grader Natalie Welsh, and 8th grader Mearan Bahney  have been named winners of the 2017-18 Pickaway Plains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Essay Contest.

The 2017-18 D.A.R. essay prompt centered around the 100th anniversaries of the U.S.’s entrance into World War I and the end of World War I.


The end of World War I was the beginning of a new age.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.  Imagine you are living in 1918.  State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life.  Discuss the pros and cons of the changes this War introduced to society and how you imagine those changes will impact the US in the years to come. (source:

Per, essays are chosen based off of the following guidelines:

  • historical accuracy
  • adherence to the topic
  • organization of materials
  • interest
  • originality
  • spelling
  • grammar
  • punctuation and neatness

All three will be recognized  at The D.A.R. Ceremony on February 20th at 1:oo p.m. at the Pickaway County Library Koch room.

Additionally, Hatfield, Welsh and Bahney were also named state level winners for the 2017-18 essay competition and will be honored at the Mariott Hotel in Dublin on Saturday, March 24th at noon.

To read the students essays see the links below and congratulations to these Tigers on their local and state level honors.

Hatfield Essay

Bahney DAR Essay

Welsh DAR Essay