Recently fifth-grade Elkin Elementary School student Gabe Mitchell entered into a poster contest sponsored by the Yadkin Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and he took third place in the statewide competition.
The posters of other fifth-grade students were entered from various Sons of the American Revolution chapters from around the state. The theme of the posters this year was the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, which took place on Feb. 27, 1776, and was the first battle of the Revolutionary War to take place in North Carolina.
Judging was held on May 14 at the Alamance Battle Ground near Burlington, where Gabe’s poster came in third place in this statewide contest.
Jana Swaim, Elkin Elementary social studies teacher, inspired Gabe after teaching her class a section of Revolutionary War era history. Gabe and Swaim each received a $75 third-place prize.