Abbeville’s LeBlanc wins essay contest

The National Society Daughters Of The American Revolution, New Iberia Chapter, celebrated the two hundredth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth in February, by announcing the American History Essay contest winners for 2009.

First place winner representing the seventh grade is Ann Catherine LeBlanc, daughter of Steven and Manique LeBlanc of Abbeville.  Ann Catherine is a Home-Schooled student.

The first place winner representing the fifth grade is Miss Nicole Marie Roy, daughter of Christopher and Lisa Roy, of New Iberia.  Nicole Marie attends North Lewis Street Elementary School in New Iberia and was recently named ‘Student of the Year’.

Sue Butaud, First Vice-Regent, and the American History Essay Chairperson stated that participation for the essay topic, “The Ideals of the Gettysburg Address, Past, Present and Future” was among area fifth, sixth, and seventh graders from Iberia, St. Martin and Vermillion parishes. 

Roy and LeBlanc were awarded the “Bronze Medal Excellence in History DAR Award” and a certificate of award by Mrs. Norma S. Lester, New Iberia Chapter Regent.  The essays of the local winners were judged with the forty-five other Louisiana DAR chapter winners.  Miss Nicole Roy and Miss Catherine LeBlanc placed first in state wide competition.

The young ladies will receive accolades and a monetary award at the Louisiana Daughters of the American Revolution State conference in Shreveport, LA on Saturday, March, 28, 2009.

The first place winner representing the fifth grade is Miss Nicole Marie Roy, daughter of Christopher and Lisa Roy, of New Iberia, LA.  Nicole Marie attends North Lewis Street Elementary School in New Iberia and was recently named “Student of the Year”.

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