Ox Ridge student William Curtis won first place in Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution’s 2020 Fifth Grade Essay Contest. He was one of four Darien fifth graders who won awards in the contest.
— an announcement from the Good Wife’s River Chapter of the DAR
Since 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony, this year’s essay topic was: “The Voyage of the Mayflower.” Curtis’s winning essay is now entered into the CT State DAR Essay Contest.
The DAR chapter hosted a reception for the winners, their families, teachers and administrators in the parlor of the Noroton Presbyterian Church, where each of the students were presented with gift certificates from Barrett Bookstore and a DAR certificate.
Membership in the DAR is open to any woman over the age of 18 who can trace her direct lineage to a Patriot whose last act was to serve or furnish material aid to the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War.