DAR honors Hopatcong history teacher, essay contest winners

| 07 Apr 2024 | 02:18

The Chinkchewunska Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual education reception at the Elias Van Bunschooten Museum in Wantage.

David Campagna of Hopatcong High School was honored as the 2024 Outstanding Teacher of American History.

One hundred essays from students in grades 5-8 at four schools were entered in the DAR’s annual American History Essay Contest. The young writers were asked to imagine that they were newspaper reporters in 1896 attending the first concert featuring John Phillip Sousa’s famous march “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Contest winners were fifth-grader Jake Pando, sixth-grader Zachary Palmer, seventh-grader Bryce Yanoff and eighth-grader Lucas Kozonasky.