Local Win Sends Southeastern Student's History Essay to State Level

A Southeastern Middle School student has been named a winner in an essay contest on American History. 

Officials with The Nathaniel Massie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution say Alli Tobert of Southeastern Middle has been announced as the 8th grade chapter winner of its annual American History Essay Contest.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, students were asked to imagine they were living in 1919 while the women’s suffrage campaigns were having an impact on Americans politically and socially. 

Their essay was to discuss the pros and cons of this new amendment the U.S. Congress had passed.  Alli's essay, The Women's Sufferage Campaign, will now be sent on to competition at the state level.  

The yearly essay contest was open to Ross County students in grades 5 through 8.

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