Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Daughter of Mexican immigrants wins national award

This daughter of Mexican immigrants beat 43,000 other entries and won a national award writing an essay about the Gettysburg Address. - - Donna Poisl

By Veronica Gonzalez

Eber Noyola never expected to win.
Not at the local level, not at the state level, and certainly not at the national level.

“I’m not gonna win,” the 12-year-old girl thought to herself as she entered the Daughters of the American Revolution’s biggest contest, an essay writing endeavor centered on American history.

Ebi eventually ended up winning the literary equivalent of the lottery by beating out 43,000 entries from fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth graders when she won the national award from the DAR. The national, nonprofit organization founded in 1890 is a genealogical society comprised of 168,000 members descended from a Revolutionary War patriot. The organization’s principals are to promote patriotism, preserve history and emphasize education.
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