George Clinton Chapter, NSDAR announces 2 writing contests


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The George Clinton Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution announces two essay contests: The annual American History Essay Contest for students in grades 5-8, and the Patriots of the American Revolution DAR High School Essay Contest for students in grades 9-12.

Both are open to any student in the stated grades. Essays are due to the George Clinton Chapter by Oct.29. The topic and specific rules for the contests have been sent to administrators and teachers in the grade appropriate buildings in Clinton County.

The American History Essay Contest (grades 5-8) topic for this year “November 11, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Imagine that you had a brother who lost his life on the battlefields of France during World War I. You and your family attended the November 11, 1921, dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D. C. Describe what this meant to you and your family. Why is it important to remember those who gave their lives to serve our nation?” Length of the essay should be: grade 5 — 300-600 words, and grades 6, 7 and 8 — 600-1,000 words.

For information and the rest of the rules for the essay, contact Mrs. Kanyuck at fbkanyuck@hotmail.com . Completed essays are due to Mrs. Kanyuck via her email by Oct. 29.

Patriots of the American Revolution DAR High School Essay Contest is a new contest established by NSDAR in preparation for the 250th anniversary of the founding of our nation. The contest is open to students grades 9-12 in public, private, parochial schools or home schooled. All entries will be judged together with one local winner who receives $50.

The topic is “Select a figure from the era of the American Revolution (1773-1783). Discuss how he or she influenced the course of the American Revolution, who he or she was and his/her contribution to the founding of a new nation.”

Your figure may be any person, whether a well-known figure or an everyday man, woman or child who supported the American Revolution in ways large or small. The length must be between 800-1,200 words. For more information and the rest of the rules of the contest contact Mrs. Sharp at georgeclintondar1896@gmail.com .

Completed essays are due to Mrs. Sharp via georgeclintondar1896@gamil.com by Nov. 8.

Both contests are judged locally and then first-place winners will be sent on to the Southwest Ohio district contest. Winners at that level then get sent to the state competition.

Parents and teachers are asked to encourage their children/students to research, write and then enter the contest. George Clinton Chapter looks forward to reading the entries of the talented young writers of this county.

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