The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the North Carolina Sons of the American Revolution have recognized the winners of its poster and brochure contests as well as bestowed an honor upon its chaplain.
This year’s winner was Liam Cooke, a fifth-grade student at Halifax Academy.
His poster covered the events in Halifax during the war.
Liam received a winner’s certificate and a check for $100.
His teacher, Valerie Henley, received a certificate of appreciation and a check for $50.
His poster will now advance to the state-level contest.
The judging will be held at Alamance Battleground during the Patriot’s Day activities on May 14. The presentations were made by Halifax Resolves Chapter President Ken Wilson.
The annual Americanism poster contest revolved around the theme of a Revolutionary War event.
A combined total of 37 posters were submitted by Manning Elementary School and Halifax Academy students.
Liam is the son of Lindsee and Robby Cooke.
Carolina Corum, an eighth-grade student at Halifax Academy was the chapter level winner of this year’s contest.
Students were given a choice of five topics: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or the Federalist Papers.
The student was required to produce an original brochure in favor of or against their selected document.
Carolina’s brochure compared the good and bad points of the Articles of Confederation.
There was a combined total of 167 entries this year from Chaloner Middle School and Halifax Academy.
For her efforts, Carolina received a winner’s certificate and a check for $100.
Her teacher, Tracey Lynch, received a check for $50.
Carolina’s brochure will now advance to the state contest at Alamance Battleground.
Carolina is the daughter of Mikey and Elizabeth Corum.
The Reverend Duncan H. Jones, chaplain of the chapter, was by unanimous consent bestowed the title of Chapter Chaplain Emeritus by the membership at their March meeting.
Jones joined the chapter in 2005, just two short years from the chapter’s charter ceremony.
He has served as chapter chaplain since 2006 and continues to serve as the spiritual leader of the chapter.