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Danville student Carter Holladay wins state essay
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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State essay winner

Danville student Carter Holladay wins state essay


A Danville Middle School seventh grader won the State Superintendent’s Essay Contest last week as informed by his English teacher.

DMS teacher Savannah Chenault said she required her advanced English students to write and submit entries for the contest in March.

“After teaching them how to write and organize research papers in MLA style including citations, a challenging task that students usually do not learn until high school, we decided to submit them to the state essay contest,” Chenault. “My students were given the broad topic of  The American Revolutionary War and had to narrow that into a more specific topic of research.”

Chenault said she was notified by the State Director of Strategic Initiatives Chasidy White that her seventh grade student Carter Holladay had won the contest.

“The American Revolutionary War: Events That Lead to The Battle of Lexington and Concord, was the title of his paper,” Chenault said. “I am very proud of him and his hard work achieving this outstanding award.”

Holladay and his family were invited to meet Mr. Sentance on Tuesday, April 18 at 3 p.m. in the Gordon Persons Building in Montgomery. 

Mr. Sentance will be giving his inaugural Superintendent’s Lecture, and the topic this year is the American Revolution’s Battle of Lexington and Concord,” White said. “ In addition, the Archives will be in attendance to present Carter with the award.  After the lecture, Carter and his family will be given a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Archives, or they can schedule that tour at a more convenient time.”  



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