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CCSD Student Headed to National Competition for History Essay

Posted On: Thursday, February 25, 2021

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A Cherokee County School District student’s history essay is headed to National competition!

Creekland Middle School sixth-grader Abbie Rickert won the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s American History Essay Contest at both the Hightower Trail Chapter, Northwest Georgia District level and the State level.  The annual essay contest is for fifth- through eighth-grade students and has a different theme each year.  This year, the essay theme was “The Boston Massacre,” commemorating the 250th anniversary of this event.

As the State winner for her grade level, Abbie’s essay has been forwarded to the Daughters of the American Revolution’s National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for judging at the National level.  You can read her essay at  She was celebrated by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools through a virtual recognition at this month’s School Board meeting.

“Congratulations to Abbie on this impressive achievement – as a former middle school history teacher, I can tell you she earned this honor through a truly excellent essay,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “It’s well-researched and well-written and shows the reader what it was like to experience the historical event through the eyes of a girl Abbie’s own age.  We wish her the best in the National competition!” 

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