DAR essay contest announced

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The end of World War I will be the topic of the 2017-18 American history essay contest for the George Clinton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

The contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about the nation’s history, and learn about history in a new light. Each academic year, a different topic is chosen and guidelines are made available.

The contest is open to all students in grades 5 through 8. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness.

For additional rules and guidelines, contact the local DAR chapter representative Pat Wallace at pw2@cinci.rr.com .

A winner will be selected from each of the four grades to advance to the state level. The state winner from each grade level will advance to the divisional level. Divisional winners will advance to the national level where the winners are announced.

All local winners will receive a certificate, medal and monetary award.

TOPIC: The end of World War I in 1918 was the beginning of a new age. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life.

Discuss the pros and cons of the changes this war introduced to society, and how you imagine those changes will impact the United States in years to come.

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