American History essay winners recognized

Local students Bryce Fabian and Ella Dahl among those recognized

Pictured are winners of the American History Essay contest with Captain Robert Orr Chapter Regent Carol Curby, Jonas Klicker, Bryce Fabian and Grace Sorenson.. Submitted Photo

American History Essay winners were recognized May 8 by the Captain Robert Orr Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution at an outdoor gathering in East Gull Lake.

Jonas Klicker, a sixth grader from Forestview Middle School in Brainerd, won chapter, state and north central division competitions.

Bryce Fabian, of Breezy Point was the Good Citizen Scholarship winner. He attends Pequot Lakes High School. The Good Citizen Scholarship recognizes and rewards individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.

Grace Sorenson of Frazee, an eighth Grader at Perham Middle School, was the American History Essay winner.

Ella Dahl of Backus won the seventh grade American History Essay and went on to place second at the state level. She is a student at the Pine River/Backus Middle School.


All students were awarded certificates, checks, a copy of the U.S. Constitution, and an autographed copy of "Historic Markers, Monuments and Memorials" by Faye Leach. A book entitled “The Boston Massacre” was donated to school libraries in honor of the American History Essay winners. The book “The Constitution and the Bill of Rights” was donated to the Pequot Lakes High School library in Bryce Fabian’s honor.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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