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Middle School DAR Essay Winners
February 01, 2016

The middle school winners for the John Laurens Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest are 6th grade – Brayden Dixon, 7th grade – Van Smith and 8th grade – Kason Morgan.  All middle school students spent approximately six weeks researching, writing, editing and typing their essays.  This year’s topic was as follows:  Passed by the British Parliament in 1765, this new tax required all colonists to pay a tax on every printed piece of paper they used.  The Stamp Act was viewed by the colonists as “taxation without representation”.  Describe a colonial family’s discussion about the new Stamp Act and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.