Honoring One of Educations Brightest Stars – State of Ohio House Floor Recognition for Melissa Costello

Cincinnati SAR members should be very proud!

As previously and proudly shared, the Cincinnati Chapter (CCSAR) History Teacher winner Ms. Melissa Costello, has also won 1st place at the Ohio and National contests.

What you may not be aware of is that she was honored on Tuesday September 19th in Columbus with a presentation of an official proclamation on the State of Ohio House floor.

State of Ohio House Representative Adam Mathews presents Melissa Costello with an official proclamation in honor of her 1st place National SAR finish

Three members of the Cincinnati Chapter, President George Stewart, First Vice President Scott Freeman, and Education Outreach Chairman Bob Bowers, were also joined by OHSSAR State President Don Miller in Columbus, Ohio, in support of Ms. Melissa Costello.

Adam Mathews and Melissa Costello in center with Bob Bowers, Don Miller, George Stewart and Scott Freeman proudly present the official proclamation

Ms. Costello, the National SAR Elementary American History Teacher Award winner, was invited by her State Representative Adam Mathews to receive a State Resolution for this award on the legislature floor of the Ohio State House.

During the ceremony Representative Mathews received challenge coins from both President Miller and President Stewart. The OHSSAR and the Cincinnati Chapter were both honored to be asked to be a part of this ceremony.

Afterwards, there was an official history tour of the Ohio Statehouse.

Melissa Costello is a Gifted Intervention Specialist with Monroe Elementary School (Cincinnati metro area).  Ms. Costello participated in the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) youth education teacher of the year competition.  The CCSAR awarded Ms. Costello 1st place in the local competition.  From there, Ms. Costello was entered into the Ohio SAR competition where she also placed first.  Last but certainly not least, Ms. Costello took home the 1st place honors for the National SAR competition.

We are proud to have met such a fine educator who shares with our youth the history of the founding of the United States and helping them to understand the catalysts for change.

Congratulations to Ms. Costello, the administration of Monroe Public Schools and the parents wh0 support these fine students and educators.


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