March 10, 2017

Local high school students recognized for achievements

This past Saturday, March 4, Eagle Scout Joshua Libby of Windham, and sophomore Paige Davis of Casco were recognized at the state meeting of the Maine Society Sons of the American Revolution for their outstanding achievements. The awards were presented by the past president of Maine SAR David Manchester of Windham.

Josh Libby accepts his award
Josh Libby was recognized as the State of Maine winner for the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award. To be considered, Libby had to do a genealogy chart back four generations, attain the Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout and write an essay about something in the Revolutionary War time. Libby wrote about the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was awarded a solid silver eagle coin, laminated maps locating Revolutionary War battles, a check and an eagle statue. Libby is a junior at Windham High School. 

Paige Davis was the winner of the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest where she had to submit an original essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Davis wrote about women’s roles during the Revolutionary War. She read her essay to the attendees. She was presented with maps and prize money. 

Davis is a sophomore at Lake Region High School. 

Special speaker Stephen Clark spoke about the Arnold Expedition of 1775 that went through Maine on the way to Quebec City. He tells about the trek in his book, “Following Their Footsteps: A Travel Guide & History of the 1775 Secret Expedition to Capture Quebec.”

The Sons of the American Revolution - Southern Maine meet in Gorham. For more information, email David Manchester at or visit:

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