Anderson Wins Essay Contest

Wilson Hall students were well-recognized in the annual Myrtis Osteen History Essay Contest and received prizes totaling $1,975. Senior Bridget Anderson won first place in the contest which was open to all Sumter County high school students who were asked to submit an essay with the theme “The Value of History to Me.” Bridget also received the Sumter County Historical Society Scholarship. In addition to Bridget, the following students placed in the competition: 2nd place – freshman Madi Smith, 3rd place – sophomore Sarah Emily Durham, and 4th place – sophomore Enrick Dickey. Mr. Tom O’Hare, a history teacher, coordinated the essays on behalf of the school. The students will be introduced and will read their essays during the Sunday Student Recognition Program at Sumter County Museum’s Heritage Education Center. With the purpose of encouraging history in the Sumter area, the competition is sponsored by Beauregard Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sumter County Historical Commission and Sumter County Historical Society.