Kanawha Valley DAR Chapter Sponsoring Essay Contests

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Kanawha Valley DAR Chapter Sponsoring Essay Contests


The Kanawha Valley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the NSDAR American History essay contest for students in grades five through eight, and a Christopher Columbus essay contest for students in grades nine through 12 in public, private, or parochial schools. Students who are home schooled are also eligible to enter. These contests are conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin. The essay topic for the 2013-2014 American History essay contest is: Pretend you are a boy or a girl during the colonial fight for freedom. Using historical fact, discuss how the war is affecting your life. The war dramatically changed the lives of children during the Revolution. Some actually followed their fathers into battle; others stayed home and assumed new responsibilities that were necessary for their families survival. Imagine yourself in the place of such a child taking on important and often adult responsibilities. Describe some of the changes that are taking place in your life and that of your family as you face this new situation. You may portray either a historical child or a fictional child living in the era of the American Revolution. The title of the essay The Lives of Children During the American Revolution must appear on the title page. Each student participant receives a certificate of participation from the chapter and the chapter winners receive bronze medals, certificates and a monetary award. State and national winners receive special certificates, medals and a monetary award. Since 1996, the NSDAR has joined with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor an annual national essay contest on Christopher Columbus. The Christopher Columbus Essay topic for 2013-2014 is: Discuss the similarities and differences between the ways in which Christopher Columbus and George Washington dealt with and overcame the challenges and adversities they faced. …

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