Congratulations to Mykayla T., the seventh-grade winner of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) essay contest. Mykayla’s winning essay is in the form of a letter written by Roger Sherman to his mother, Mehetabel Sherman. In her essay, Mykayla discusses many important issues from this period. She writes about Roger Sherman signing the Declaration of Independence, American spy Nathan Hale, the stresses and rewards of being a member of the Board of War at that time, and the first gunpowder mill located in East Hartford, Connecticut. Mykayla will be honored at the March DAR meeting.