Jason Bacon awarded by DAR

Pictured on hand to give Jason Bacon GHS student the winning silver bowl from CT DAR and a scholarship are, from right to left, April Stanley, Connecticut State DAR regent, Gayle Hagegard, Putnam Hill DAR chapter historian, Jason Bacon and Cece Messiers, CT DAR American History chairman.

Pictured on hand to give Jason Bacon GHS student the winning silver bowl from CT DAR and a scholarship are, from right to left, April Stanley, Connecticut State DAR regent, Gayle Hagegard, Putnam Hill DAR chapter historian, Jason Bacon and Cece Messiers, CT DAR American History chairman.

On May 23, Putnam Hill Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) had its 117th annual meeting at the Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich.

At the meeting one of Greenwich’s local students, Jason Bacon, a GHS senior, was awarded first place in the DAR American Essay Contest from CT DAR. The topic for ninth to 12th graders was “How Do Americans View Christopher Columbus and George Washington Today?”

This fall’s topic is for the DAR American Essay Contest for fifth to eighth graders will be “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island” to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island as a immigration station.

The ninth to 12th grade entries will be about Christopher Columbus. Entries are open to all students fifth to 12th grades and they should contact the local Putnam Hill DAR if interested in participating.

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