Ashley Gass Of Springfield Middle Wins National Essay Contest

Ashley Gass Of Springfield Middle Wins National Essay Contest

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Ashley Gass Of Springfield Middle Wins National Essay Contest

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – On Saturday, Springfield Middle School student Ashley Gass received a very special phone call, a call she will likely remember for the rest of her life.

The call was from Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the message, she was going to be their national essay champion.

Ashley’s essay was one of hundreds submitted by students all across the United States.

Springfield Middle School Principal Grant Bell told Smokey Barn News that he knew that Ashley’s essay was good but it was still hard for him to control his excitement as she kept moving up the ranks. First she took County, then the middle Tennessee region, then State, then she took the South East region, and finally she won the National spot.  “It was overwhelming,” Dr Grant said. 

Ashley was asked to read her essay at the (DAR), Charlotte Reeves Chapter, awards tea on Thursday at the Glenn Memorial Women’s Club in Springfield.

Ashley’s essay won the National Division for 7th grade as the best essay in the United States!  To celebrate, Ashley will be traveling to Washington DC this summer where she will be recognized for the outstanding achievement.

PHOTO: Ashley(on the left) is pictured with Grant Donkin, the 6th-grade county winner from Springfield Middle School, Ann Smith, chapter regent, Francis Lipscomb, essay chairperson, and Katie Fisher, the fifth grade winner from Crestview Elementary.

Ashley agreed to a special reading of her essay for Smokey Barn News, enjoy.

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