Fred S. Engle Middle School Student Lucas Dusseau Wins the Patriot’s Challenge

Fred S. Engle Middle School Student Lucas Dusseau Wins the Patriot’s Challenge

WEST GROVE, PA — Fred S. Engle Middle School (FSEMS) 7th-grade student Lucas Dusseau was honored on March 25 for winning the 2019 Patriot’s Challenge, a middle school writing contest sponsored by the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Dusseau won for his original rap, “Slave Spy,” which told the story of James Armistead, an African-American spy during the American Revolution.

Representatives from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae presented Dusseau with an award certificate and a $150 prize. Dusseau proudly recited his rap to an audience of administrators, teachers and students during an awards ceremony at FSEMS. Dusseau’s innovative lyrics and brilliant storytelling clearly showcased his knowledge and creativity.

In addition, FSEMS was recognized as the top participating school throughout Chester and Montgomery Counties, with 13 student entries from Mrs. Kelly Luckowski’s 7th grade English language arts class.

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This year’s theme was to recognize African-American unsung heroes of the Revolutionary War by submitting either an original essay, poem or rap. Of all the submissions, only three winners were selected.

Source: Avon Grove School District
Image: Representatives from the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recognized FSEMS student Lucas Dusseau for winning the 2019 Patriot’s Challenge. From left: Kim Singleton (Partriots Committee Co-Chair), Kelly Luckowski (FSEMS teacher), Alexis M. Brown (Patriots Committee Chair), Lucas Dusseau (contest winner) and Pat Blassingale (Chapter President).

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