Kyla Gough, daughter of Rick and Angie Gough, was the 2018 East Prairie recipient of the Stephen A. Douglas Chapter, DAR American History Award. Great participation in historical discussions and debates were among several reasons for her selection by her teacher, Andy Romine. Carol Patterson, Stephen A. Douglas Chapter member, presented the award to Kyla.
Promotion of the study of American History and Current Events continues to be a focus of the Stephen A. Douglas Chapter, NSDAR. Annually the Chapter presents a certificate and medal to an outstanding Junior High student for his/her interest in History and Current Events in each of the Douglas County schools.
The 2018 awards were also presented to: Arcola: Austin Doss; Arthur-Lovington: Sarah Rafferty; Atwood-Hammond: Trent Yoder; Shiloh: Holden Kile; Villa Grove: William Mark Henry.