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Browne Academy Student Says He Would Have Brought a Jacket and Gloves on the Mayflower; Wins DAR Essay Contest

Bronze Medal winner David Glover-Barr with his parents. (Courtesy photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Browne Academy 7th grader David Glover-Barr said he would have brought winter gloves and jackets. That way, he would not have been among the pilgrims who perished due to extreme cold. And he definitely would have spoken to the Native Americans and worked out a deal, so “nobody had to leave.”

Every year the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) conducts an American History Essay Contest which is open to all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in public, private, parochial schools and home schools.

The title challenge this year was “The Voyage of the Mayflower” whose 400th anniversary is commemorated this year.  Students were asked to imagine being a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620, and to consider what they would take to prepare for the voyage and a new life in the wilderness.

David received the DAR American History Bronze Medal and winner’s certificate.

Browne Academy’s 7th grade glass all participated in the essay contest. (Courtesy photo)

Everyone is his entire 7th grade glass also received participation certificates from the Anna Maria Fitzhugh DAR Chapter of Springfield, Virginia.

Young Glover-Barr concluded, “Based on the research, I found that the Mayflower voyage was way more intense than I thought.”


Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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