Five students take first place honors in writing contest


Five Trinity Lutheran School students in grades 4-8 took first place honors in the state of Colorado at this school year’s Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) writing contest. Two others took second place. The theme for this year was “Enhancing the Present,” focusing on how America’s present relates to our past history. “This is an amazing result,” stated Linda Clark, area DAR contest coordinator. “Never before have so many first and second place winners come from the same school.”

The DAR writing contest is open to all middle schools and high schools in the nation. Children were required to write either an essay or a poem on the theme for the year. Nineteen children from Trinity entered the competition. State winners’ writing samples are sent to the regional contest for judging. Regional winners’ poetry and essays move on to national competition.

First place state winners are Rebecca Ruwet (4), Sophie Kaufman (5), Jonathan Schuster (6), Carolyn Avenger (6), and Sydney Smith (7). Second place state winners are Kyla Ruwet (6) and Carly Sammons (8).

Trinity Lutheran School is located in Franktown near Ponderosa High School and serves children in grades preschool through eighth grade mainly from Franktown, Parker, Castle Rock, and Elizabeth. For additional information please contact Dr. Kenneth Palmreuter, Principal, at 303-841-4660 or visit the school website at


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