Skylar Bright recently won the Alexander Keith Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution’s American History Essay Contest representing Etowah City Schools.

She became the Cherokee District winner at the state contest and won at the Tennessee DAR for her grade level.

Bright’s essay will represent Tennessee at the National Society.

Her awards were to be presented in Nashville at Statehood Day, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Bright enjoys volunteering at her local library, riding her bike, reading, cheering for her school, learning about history, playing with her little sister and taking her dog outside.

She has won many essay contests, including the sixth grade American History Essay Contest for 2019, the local AMVETS What Does Freedom Mean to Me Essay Contest and the McMinn County Education Foundation Youth Leadership Award. She and her Clover Bowl team have won the Regional Championship two years in a row.

Bright is also on a competition dance team that won nationals in Pensacola, Florida, and internationals at Walt Disney World.

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