Young Achiever: Morgan Meer
Noteworthy: Morgan's essay, “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution — Sybil Ludington, Child Patriot,” won the local, state and Eastern division contests in a writing competition sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her essay is one of eight that will be judged in the national contest. Winners will be announced next month.
Family: Parents, Karl and Susan Meer; brother Everitt, 11
Residence: Mt. Lebanon
School: Seventh-grader in Jefferson Middle School
Activities/interests: Morgan is a state officer in Children of the American Revolution. She participates in academic games, yearbook and science club.
Quote: “Sybil Ludington inspires me. She rode on a horse for more than three hours to gather her father's troops for battle to protect the city of Danbury during the Revolutionary War. It is amazing that she did so much to help her country at age 16. She was an ordinary girl, like me. She is not well known, so I hope this essay educates readers about her contribution to our nation.”
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