Koussinoc Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently sponsored the DAR American History Essay Contest in the Augusta area. Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 from St. Michael School in Augusta, Windsor Elementary School and Winthrop Middle School participated.

“World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars” was the topic.

Students had to imagine living in 1918 and state how the war would impact their lives. They had to discuss pros and cons of the changes the war brought and how they imagine these changes will affect the U.S. in the years to come.

First- and second-place winners, chosen by a panel of three judges, were judged on historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of material, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness. A bibliography was required.

First-place winners were Georgiana Davidson, grade 6 of St. Michael School; Ava Nadeau, grade 7 of St. Michael; and Parker Reynolds, grade 8 of Windsor School. Second-place winners were Teddy Wagner, grade 6 of Winthrop Middle School; Kameron Douin, grade 7 of St. Michael; and Ethan Barrett, grade 8 of Windsor.

The students were honored at an Awards Ceremony held March 12 at the Togus Auditorium.

Nadeau and Reynolds also were winners at the state level and will be honored April 28 at the Maine State DAR Conference. Reynolds also won the Northeast Division. This includes all of New England and New York.