Paul’s Essay and Poetry Awards Take Him to State Level

Paul’s Essay and Poetry Awards Take Him to State Level

What did you do?

Paul recently won poetry and essay awards with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR); the entries were submitted by the Maryland State Society (MSSDAR) Harmony Hall Chapter.

Paul won First Place, Grade 5, Group 2, in the Poetry Contest presented by the Junior American Citizens, Eastern Division, for his entry, “World War I – The End of the Beginning.” He received a certificate, a $50 cash award, and a medal!

His winning entry was submitted to be judged at the National DAR level to compete with the other state winners.

Paul was also named the American History Essay Contest Chapter Winner, for Harmony Hall Maryland, Grade 5. His essay, was entitled “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars – The Diary of a Catholic Kid.”

What organization recognized the achievement?

The American History essay contest and Junior American Citizens Committee poetry contest are held annually by National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).

How did homeschooling help you achieve your goal?

Seton’s rigorous assignments in the subjects of English, Reading and quarterly book reports prepared Paul well to be a creative writer.

What are your interests?

Paul enjoys swimming, genealogy, playing competitive soccer, a good game of Chess, and a variety of video games on his 3DS.

Paul was inducted, on July 4th, as a member of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, Maryland Ark and Dove Society (NSCAR). Paul’s paternal 7th Great-Grandfather, Jacob Riley, rendered material aid in the fight for American Independence.

What are you inspired to do with your life?

Paul would love to be a Lego Engineer or a pilot one day.

What are your favorite subjects and why?

Paul’s favorite subjects are math, spelling and cursive writing.

The photo was taken at the 2018 April meeting of the Harmony Hall MSSDAR. Paul is pictured with Mrs. Karen Janczy, Regent, Harmony Hall Chapter, MSSDAR.