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Marsh fifth grader wins essay contest

January 6, 2016

Laila Sergent, a fifth grade student in Mrs. Schackmann's class at Owen Marsh Elementary, is a winner of the American History Essay Contest presented by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Sergent is the Springfield Chapter winner, as well as the District V winner. Her essay is now in competition at the state level.

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, The Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the contest. Passed by the British Parliament in 1765, The Stamp Act required all colonists to pay a tax on every printed piece of paper they used. The contest required students to describe a colonial family’s discussion about the Stamp Act and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.