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Young Achiever: Morgan Meer

Morgan MeerAge 13Parents: Karl and Susan MeerSibling: Everitt Meer, Age 11School: Jefferson Middle School, Mt. Lebanon School District, 7th gradeActivities: State Officer in the Children of the American Revolution (http://www.nscar.org/), Academic Games, Yearbook, Science ClubInformation: The essay, titled 'The Lives of Children During the American Revolution - Sybil Ludington, Child Patriot' won the Local, State, and Eastern Division contests in the American History Essay Contest sponsored by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Her essay is now one of eight to be judged in the national contest of which the winners will be announced next month.Brief 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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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.

Age: 13

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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