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Press release from Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter, NSDAR

Three students from Saint Leo the Great School in Lincroft scored first-place finishes in the 2016 essay contest conducted by the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Each year, the DAR invites students in grade levels five through eight with local public, private, parochial schools and registered home study programs, to participate in an essay writing competition. For 2016, 14 schools participated with 528 essay entries on the topic of  “A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act.”

The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter held its award night on April 11 at the Shrewsbury Borough Hall. At the ceremony, every student who participated received a certificate of participation from the local chapter, with winners receiving certificates and monetary awards.

The 2016 winners for the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter American History Essay Contest are:

5th Grade/ 1st Place: Josh Scheck, Wemrock Brooke School  (Manalapan-Englishtown School District)

6th Grade/ 1st Place: Andrew Scanlon, St. Leo the Great, Lincroft

7th Grade/ 1st Place: Christopher Montefusco, St. Leo the Great, Lincroft

8th Grade/ 1st Place: Madeleine Hicks, St. Leo the Great, Lincroft

The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter has been participating in this national essay contest of over 25 years, with the yearly topic coming from DAR headquarters in Washington, DC. Anyone interested in receiving more information about the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter NSDAR should contact