SIDNEY — Christian Academy Schools has announced Laurel Chalfant, daughter of Wayne Chalfant and Jennifer Chalfant, as the winner the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Piqua-Lewis Boer Chapter essay contest.
One senior is selected from every high school in Miami and Shelby counties as the good citizen representative. Each selected student had the opportunity to compete in an essay competition as well. They were given a topic and had to write no more than 500 words in two hours with no outside help. It is a challenge for the students to think clearly, write with knowledge, and keep it under 500 words.
Chalfant’s essay was selected as the first-place winner. Her essay has been sent to the regional level to compete with others across the state. The essay contest was created in 1934 recognizing students that possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.
The Madonna of the Trail Trophy with Chalfant’s name will stay at Christian Academy for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.