The GW Elementary School, a public Montessori in Kingston, NY, congratulates fifth grader Anayathsyn Castillo, winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest.

Anayathysn (Ani) Castillo

Anayathysn (Ani) Castillo

 

The GW Elementary School, a public Montessori in Kingston, NY, congratulates fifth grader Anayathsyn Castillo winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest. Ms. Castillo will be celebrated on Sunday, February 3rd at 2:00pm.  

Kingston, NY – The GW Elementary School, a public Montessori program in Kingston, NY congratulates fifth grader Anayathsyn Castillo on being selected as the winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest. Ms. Castillo and her teachers and family are invited to attend the DAR George Washington Tea at 2 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2013.  It will be held at the DAR house on Green Street in Kingston, NY.  There will be refreshments and the winner will be presented with a medal and certificate.  Her essay may be read to the guests who attend.

Anayathsyn or Ani as she is called by her friends and family was inspired after reading “Heroes of the American Revolution” and coming across Lydia Darrah, a female spy.  “I thought it was really neat that during those times, a woman had the courage to become a spy. I was inspired by that.”

Along with being the winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest, Ani is an animal lover who recently raised $341.10 on her birthday to donate to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in the area.

Kingston’s DAR Chapter known as Wiltwyck was organized in 1892 in Kingston, NY and currently hosts 90 members. Please contact them to learn more and to confirm the tea location.

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For more information on the GW Elementary School, a public Montessori in Kingston, NY visit:www.gwlovesmontessori.org  or contact PTO Communications co-chair Rebecca Martin at gwlovesmontessori@gmail.com

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About The DAR: The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for undeserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington’s largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. NSDAR is exempt from Federal income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and receives no government funding.