Two Essay Contests

Deadline for submission to the Davey Jackson Chapter is December 9, 2022.

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Please contact the Davey Jackson Historian Ellen Wilson, ewilson4dar@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing your entries!

American History Essay Contest

Open to Grades 5 through 8

Length:  (Grade 5) 300-600 words

 (Grades 6, 7, 8)  600-1,000 words

Topic:

The Second Continental Congress met from May 10, 1775 – March 1, 1781 and included delegates from all thirteen colonies. This Congress was instrumental in shaping what was to become the United States of America. Imagine that you are a delegate during the 1775- 1776 Second Continental Congress. Which colony are you from and what will be important for you to accomplish for your colony?

Title of Essay:

“DELEGATE TO SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS”

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 Patriots of the American Revolution

DAR High School Essay Contest

Open to Grades 9 through 12

Length: 800 and 1,200 words

Topic:

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. Figures 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.

Students are encouraged to use primary sources (i.e., immediate, first-hand accounts such as letters, diaries, speeches or newspaper reports) for their research, lesser well-known figures are acceptable, but subjects must have been actual participants, i.e. not fictionalized.

All entrants to this year’s contest will receive a certificate. A single winner will be selected by the Davey Jackson Chapter and will receive a medal and monetary award. The chapter winner will advance to the Wyoming state level competition. The Wyoming state winner will advance to the divisional level. The divisional winner will advance to the national level. The National winner will receive a certificate, pin and monetary award.

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