The theme topic for this year’s DAR American History Essay Contest for students was “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.” Each student was to imagine him/herself as a child traveling through Ellis Island in 1892 and describe the experience to a cousin who never heard of Ellis Island. The topic recognizes the 125th Anniversary of the immigration station on Ellis Island that operated from 1892-1954 with over 12 million immigrants entering these United States of America.
An awards ceremony was held Friday by the local DAR chapter at The Cedars in Hendersonville for winners of the DAR American History Essay Contest, which was open to fifth- through eighth-graders. Four local students presented their winning essays on "A Colonial Family's Reaction to the Stamp Act" for members of the chapter in attendance, reflecting on the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act on March 22, 2015.
Dar American History Essay Contest 2015 2016 | Hotel Amèrica
The DAR American History essay contest is open to students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 in public, private, parochial schools and registered home study programs. Deadline for chapter entries is January 6, 2016.