DAR Awards American History Essay Winners

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors essay contests every fall in grades fifth-12th.  This year for grades fifth-eighth the title of the essay was, “Celebrating a Century: America’s National Parks”.

The national park service was established 100 years ago and encompasses 84.4 million acres. Entries were to pretend they were writing a journal while staying or traveling through one of the 58 national parks in the U.S.A.  The Chief John Ross Chapter had winners in the fifth, sixth, and eighth grades, from the schools they sponsored.  

The high school level essay was titled “Technologies Impact on the Voyage of Christopher Columbus”. Contestants were to give examples of how today’s technology would have changed the course of Christopher Columbus and the course of history. The Chief John Ross Chapter had a 10th grade winner. 

The Chief John Ross Chapter would like to thank the area school and teachers for encouraging their students to participate in our essay contests promoting American History.  We thank the parents for supporting their children in this extracurricular activity. All winners were given certificates and monetary awards.

The DAR invites all women to consider joining or organization.  For information, email ttrimer@gmail.com.

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