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Honoring Richard Etheridge - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, "Richard Etheridge"

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U.S. Coast Guard Base - Portsmouth, VA
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Annual Richard Etheridge Essay Contest  - Dare County 4th Graders

In celebration of Black History Month, PIPSI continued it's tradition of teaching "Freedman, Surfmen, Heroes to all Dare County fourth graders but via a virtual lesson plan due to the Pandemic. Students were introduced to an important piece of Dare County history--the unique story of Keeper Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers inspiring them and asked to write essays describing the character traits shown by the lifesavers and making connections to themselves and their communities. Thanks so very much to all Dare County fourth graders, fourth grade teachers and elementary school principals for allowing us to continue to share this story and create a fun and memorable history activity during this challenging time...Be Safe & Be Well!!

Cape Hatteras Elementary School - Lia Kajari
                                         First Place
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Manteo Elementary School - Carla Vasquez-Mendez
                                       Second Place

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Kitty Hawk elementary School - Hadley Casella
                                             Third Place
Kitty Hawk Elementary School - John "Hayden" Shope
                                        Honorable Mention