Congratulations to Raphea Robinson, a fifth-grade student from Brookwood Elementary. Robinson won fourth place in the national Dear George Washington Contest.
The Dear George Washington Contest is an annual writing contest for Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School students. Students write a letter to President George Washington about what he or she thinks the President should focus on during his first term. Students write as if they are members of the audience at the inauguration on April 30, 1789, in New York City.
In Robinson’s letter she wrote as a freed slave questioning the words of the Declaration of Independence.
Way to go, Raphea on your letter and winning fourth place in this national writing contest!