The Daughters of the American Revolution, a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, historic preservation and better education for our children, has recognized Heineman 8th-grade student John Fiandaca as the school- and district-level winner in its American History Contest.
The local contest, sponsored by the The Fox River Valley Chapter of the DAR, aims to help students to remember our American History and share their knowledge in the form of an essay. It is open to students in grades 5 through 8 with one winner possible per grade level.
This year’s topic was “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars.” The students were to imagine that they were living in 1918 and describe where they were living and how the end of the war would impact their daily life.
John also was involved in the school’s efforts to welcome and honor several local veterans in conjunction with their annual visits to speak with students in Mr. Ary’s social studies classes.
Photo: Fiandaca, back right, was honored along with other area winners at a DAR banquet.