On June 6, Sons of the American Revolution Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter President Jody Henson and State Society Vice President Wayne Cousar honored Lady’s Island Middle School fifth grade student Isabella Gregory and 16 other students who participated in the National Society SAR annual Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest. The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of
established school curriculum, each poster must meet specific criteria to be considered.
Posters were evaluated by the local SAR chapter and the work of Isabella Gregory, daughter of Brian and Nancy Gregory of Lady’s Island, was selected to represent the local chapter at the South Carolina Sate Society’s Annual Convention. There her work of art received First Place Honors.
In addition to the SAR Certificate of Appreciation presented to Isabella, she received a $25 gift certificate to Coastal Art Supply in Beaufort from the local chapter as well as a $300 check from the South Carolina Society of the SAR.
Miss Gregory’s poster will now compete for national honors at the National Society SAR Convention to be held in Phoenix in July.
Each participant was presented Certificates of Appreciation from SAR, and Fifth Grade Art Teacher Cadra Rooney, who has been instrumental in organizing the school’s participation in this program over the past two years, was also presented a Certificate of Appreciation for her continuing efforts.
At the group’s second quarterly meeting on June 21, Mrs. Karyn Devore was presented the inaugural Gov.
Paul Hamilton History Award by Tom Mikell, Secretary of the Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter.
Mrs. Devore is the first to receive this award by the chapter in recognition of being the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s top history major graduating in 2012.
Karyn received a Bachelor’s of Arts in History, graduating Magna Cum Laude from USCB on April 27, with a concentration in the progression of railroad transportation in Europe and the United States.
She has plans to pursue a Masters degree.