Daughters of the American Revolution announce 2021/22 essay contest

JACKSON, Wyo. — The local Davey Jackson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) has announced its annual essay-writing contest for students in grades 5-8 and a new essay contest for grades 9-12.

Daughters of the American Revolution established this annual essay contest to encourage young people to think creatively about the nation’s history and learn about history in a new light.

Each academic year, a unique essay topic is chosen and guidelines are made available. This year’s topic for grades 5-8 is “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”, for grades 9-12 the topic is “Patriots of the American Revolution”.

The contest is open to all students in Teton and Lincoln counties grades 5-12. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness.

Essays are due to the Davey Jackson Chapter by Dec. 10, 2021.

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.

Please direct any essay contest questions to the Wyoming Daughters of the American Revolution Davey Jackson Chapter Historian at: djc.wydar.historian@gmail.com

For more information and to read the complete contest rules click here.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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