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.
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.”