Sacred Heart students up for win in state essay competition

5th grader Michael Ruiz, Hailey Keidel 7th grade, Mmeli Ugochukwu 6th Grade, Mrs. Brummer- Outstanding Teacher of American History, 8th grader Darby Alva & Chloe Koslo 9th grader Paraclete High School

(L to R) 5th grader Michael Ruiz, 7th grader Hailey Keidel, 6th grader Mmeli Ugochukwu, Mrs. Brummer- Outstanding Teacher of American History, 8th grader Darby Alva and Sacred Heart alumna and Paraclete High School sophomore Chloe Koslo.

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has named Sacred Heart School’s Mrs. Brummer as their Outstanding Teacher of American History.

In addition, four of Mrs. Brummer’s students have won an essay contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Fifth grader Michael Ruiz, sixth grader Mmeli Ugochuk, seventh grader Hailey Keildel and eighth grader Darby Alva all entered and won the essay contest in their grade levels.

Two students – sixth grader Mmeli Ugochuk and seventh grader Hailey Keildel – have also won at the district level and are now competing at the state level.

“We’re always very proud of our students and our faculty member, Mrs. Brummer, for being selected by the Daughters of the American Revolution. This is an honor,” said Sacred Heart Principal Dave Schatz.

This year’s essay topic was “forgotten patriots who supported the American struggle for independence.”

Students were judged on accuracy, information pertaining to the topic, interest in the topic, original thoughts, as well as, grammar and punctuation.

All winners received a cash award and certificates acknowledging their accomplishments. The competition is open to all Antelope Valley students in public or private schools and home schooled children grades 5-8.

Mrs. Brummer was nominated by members of the DAR, Sacred Heart School’s Principal and her students.

The winners were presented their certificates at a luncheon on Saturday (Feb. 2) at the Palmdale Elks Lodge.

(Information via press release from Sacred Heart School.)

  4 comments for “Sacred Heart students up for win in state essay competition

  1. Elizabeth W
    February 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    More teachers need to be like this incredible teacher. Not only does she teach actual historical events, she makes it fun!

    • Upset1
      February 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      It’s easy to be a private school teacher where you dont have to put up with bratty & out of control ghetto kids!

  2. dumbnandblind
    February 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Way to go Sacred Heart School! Congratulations. We are all very proud of your achievement. Thank you for getting these kids on the right track.

  3. Tammany
    February 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

    It was so wonderful to read these Essays. Not just theirs, but all of them. It was very hard to choose as all the kids did a wonderful job!

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