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Armstrong siblings win local DRT essay contest

Armstrong siblings win local DRT essay contest
April 04
08:41 2018

A local brother and sister won this year’s essay contest sponsored by the Picketville Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Seventh-grader Regan Armstrong wrote an essay about “The Old 300 — the First Texan Families,” and fourth-grader Bry Armstrong wrote about “The Fascinating Life of Stephen F. Austin.” The topics for the annual essay contest were determined by the state DRT Historic Education Committee. They received certificates and monetary prizes recognizing their efforts in the local contest.

The annual contest is open to fourth- and seventh-graders around the state. The winning essays from the 106 DRT chapters progress on to the district contests. The winners from the 10 DRT districts compete in the state contest. The two winners in the state essay contest are invited to attend the DRT annual convention in May, where they are asked to read their essays. The state winners will receive $500, a plaque, and dinner for three at the convention.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas’ goal is to educate, research, preserve, and protect the history of the Republic of Texas for future generations. For more information about DRT, visit the organization’s website at, contact any DRT member or call 817-307-3934.


Cutline, top photo: Seventh-grader Regan Armstrong, left, and fourth-grader Bry Armstrong, pictured with their mom, Trixie Armstrong, display their certificates and checks recognizing their winning essays in the Picketville Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas contest. (Photo courtesy of Judy Wolfe)



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