MOUNT VERNON — The Lucy Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking entries in its 2012-13 American History Essay Contest for students in grades five through eight.
The topic this year is: “Focus on the often unrecognized people and groups, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and others who provided military, patriotic and public service in support of the American Revolution. Describe a particular person or group and how they supported the cause for American Independence. Explain why it is especially important to honor the unsung heroes often forgotten patriots.”
Any fifth- through eighth-grader in public, private, parochial school or a sanctioned home study program is eligible to enter. Entries by fifth-graders should be 300 to 600 words in length. Entries for grades six through eight should be between 600 and 1,000 words. The essay may be handwritten in ink, typed or prepared on a computer or word processor in black type using a standard, non-script font no smaller than 12 point, nor larger than 14 point. Students may see their Social Studies teachers for more information and rules for this contest.
All of the essay must be original work of the student and must include a title page (entrant’s name, address, phone number and school, name of sponsoring DAR chapter and number of words in the essay. All essays must include a bibliography. Contest deadline is Nov. 1, 2012.
One essay at each grade level will be selected as the chapter winner, plus a second place winner.
For more information contact Martha Stuller at 740-392-0464.