In honor of the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, a pivotal event that paved the way to the American Revolution, Merrick Avenue Middle School students in Joe Amador's seventh grade social studies class submitted essays to the American History Essay Contest sponsored by the Colonel Gilbert Potter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution based in Amityville.
“The students were tasked with imagining they were living in Boston and, after witnessing the events of March 5, 1770, they were to describe their family's discussion about the Boston Massacre and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament,” Amador explained.
Hailey Weiss won first place and her essay has been entered into a statewide competition. She also earned a cash prize. Additionally, Jack Peppel’s essay received commendation and he too will be honored with a certificate.