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Vanek siblings win state essay contest

Series: Community Briefs | Story 21

COLFAX — Eighth-grader Liana Vanek and her brother Arri Vanek, fifth-grade, both of Colfax, were named state winners in this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest.

The topic for 2020-2021 was having students put themselves as witnesses to the Boston Massacre in 1770. In their essay, they were to describe their family’s discussion of the event and how it helped spur the colonists against the British king and parliament.

The annual contest is open to students in grades 5-8.

Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 and is a non-profit, volunteer women...

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