Congratulations David Thornton! The Dublin High School Senior's essay, “How do Americans View Christopher Columbus and George Washington Today?” was recently selected as a division winner for the Southeastern Region of the United States by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The essay has now advanced to the final national level to be decided on in May 2014.
Thornton’s essay placed first for the state of Georgia, in addition to being chosen by the local DAR Chapter to represent Laurens Country.
Thornton considers History to be one of his favorite subjects, crediting his 11th Grade U.S. History teacher, Mr. Tapuwa Makaya for further inspiring his interest. Thornton also thanks Coach Matt Gibbs for encouraging him to believe in himself, and English teachers, Mrs. Cindy Claxton and Ms. Cindi Scott for helping him advance in his writing ability.
Following his graduation from DHS this May, Thornton will attend Oconee Fall Line Technical College, pursuing an engineering degree as a Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning Technician.