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Creekland MS Student Successes

Creekland MS sixth-grader Abbie Rickert won the Daughters of the American Revolution’s American history essay contest at the Hightower Trail Chapter, Northwest Georgia District level, and at the state level. The annual essay contest is for students in fifth through eighth grades. This year’s essay theme was “The Boston Massacre,” commemorating the 250th anniversary of this event.

As the state winner for her grade level, Rickert’s essay has been forwarded to the Daughters of the American Revolution’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., for judging at the national level.

“Congratulations to Abbie on this impressive achievement through a truly excellent essay,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “It’s well-researched and well written and shows the reader what it was like to experience the historical event through the eyes of a girl Abbie’s own age. We wish her the best in the national competition!”

Creekland MS seventh-grader Abigail Moore won third place at the National Humanities Bee, which was held virtually this year. The academic bowl-style event tests middle and elementary school students’ knowledge in literature, art history and technique, music history and theory, dance, film, religion, mythology, and philosophy.

Moore twice qualified for the national competition by finishing first and third in two consecutive tournaments. She is an outstanding student, who excels in all her classes and has expanded her humanities knowledge not only through English and social studies classes, but also through electives in French and art as well as plenty of reading.

“We’re so proud of Abigail for her dedication to furthering her knowledge and for earning this national honor. We know this love of learning will serve her well in her future studies and successes,” Hightower said. “While so much of our conversation about education today focuses on STEM, we must continue to strongly value literature, languages, history, and the arts. This knowledge expands our minds, connects us to our past and the world around us today, and enriches our lives.”