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DMS student wins DAR essay contest

Special to the Log
Grace Michelli is pictured with Mr. Marello, the school principal, and her ELA teacher, Mrs. Pittman.

Grace Michelli won first place in the fifth grade division of the DAR American History Essay Contest in Okaloosa County.

Her original essay has been forwarded to the state contest sponsored by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She attends Destin Middle School.

The essay, "A Colonial Family's Reaction to the Stamp Act," was very interesting and very well written. Grace and her family are invited to the DAR covered dish dinner meeting Feb. 12 in Fort Walton Beach. She will receive a certificate, medal, $25 check and a subscription to American Spirit Magazine for one year.

The winner is pictured with Mr. Marello, the school principal, and her ELA teacher, Mrs. Pittman.