Students compete in UDC essay contest
Published 1:06 am Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Andalusia’s Thomas Randolph Thomasson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy awarded local students at their annual Lee/Jackson Banquet held on Thursday night at the Andalusia Public Library with the Covington Rifles Camp of the SCV. Straughn Elementary students competed in the UDC’s student essay contest with the help of their English teacher, Dana McMath, and their Alabama history teacher, Tammie Evans. Five local students went on to win at the state level. These students were each awarded the UDC’s Jefferson Davis Historical Silver medal for their outstanding work. The special guest for the night was Retired Judge Frank “Trippy” McGuire who spoke on Gen. Robert E. Lee. Shown with their family members in attendance are essay winners Ora Hall, Emma Pugh, Jared Gay, and Ashton Teel.