The members of the Daughters of the American Revolution organization recognized the winners of their essay contest in a special ceremony Feb. 21 at the Parke County fairgrounds meeting room. Grade winners were sixth grade, Hallie Miller, and eighth grade, Cassie Miller, both of Parke Heritage Middle School. The essay topic was ”The Voyage of the Mayflower.” The essays advanced to the state level. Both Hallie and Cassie placed second in the state and will be honored at a banquet May 17 in Indianapolis. Pictured are Hallie, left, and Cassie are the daughters of Matt and Melanie Miller of Tangier.