DAR-FernandezJax Fernandez, a sixth grade student at Sacred Heart Catholic School was recently selected as the state winner for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) essay contest. His essay on Ellis Island was selected by Hattiesburg’s Twentieth Star Chapter as a local winner and went on to win the state title. Jax will now move on to the regional level of competition.  Jax is the son of Dr. Maria Soriano and Dr. Jose Fernandez of Hattiesburg.

Jax is pictured with Hattie Phalen, representative of the Twentieth Star Chapter, at the awards ceremony in Jackson.