A Buffalo Trails Elementary School fourth grader brought history alive, catching the attention of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution.
NSSAR works to stimulate an interest in the people, places and event of the American Revolution. Alana Hess, of Aldie, did just that with a poster of William Grayson for class
Grayson was one of the most important men in Northern Virginia as the United States stood up as a new country. Pre-Revolution he was the only Prince William County signer of the Leedstown Resolutions, a protest against the Stamp Act. During the Revolution, he was a colonel, commanded a battalion of men and was aide-de-camp to General Washington. Post-Revolution, he was elected one of the first senators for the new state of Virginia. Grayson died in office in 1790.
Alana’s poster was selected as the best of 31 posters submitted by the Virginia Studies class of Mr. Powell. For her efforts, Alana received $50, a certificate, first place ribbon and Good Citizenship pin. Alana’s parents, Darris and Beth Hess, reported she was overjoyed at winning the contest. The annual poster contest, sponsored by the NSSAR.