Local student wins District VIII DRT Essay Contest June 23, 2021 - 00:00 Posted in: Applause Congratulations are in order for Jackson White, a Katy Junior High student, for a district winning essay. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) sponsor an annual essay contest for students in the fourth and seventh grades. Jackson submitted his essay to the Dilue Rose Harris Chapter in Columbus ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!