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Essay Contest

Posted on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:16 am

The Tomoka Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Clermont is pleased to sponsor an American Essay Contest for grades 5-12 in public, charter, parochial, and home schools. This contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.
Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8: American History. Title of essay: “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars”. The end of World War I was the beginning of a new age. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life. Discuss the pros and cons of the changes this war introducted to society and how you imagine those changes will impact the U.S. in years to come.
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12: Christopher Columbus. Title of essay: “Advantages and Disadvantages of Working Relationships Between Foreign Parties”. Christopher Columbus, an Italian, managed to convince a Spanish monarch to fund his voyage. Discuss the reasons why a monarch from one country would be interested in hiring an explorer from a foreign country to complete such an important mission. What convinced the Spanish monarchy to support Christopher Columbus instead of Spanish explorers?
These essays will require historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.
The completed essays are due on or before January 12, 2018. For additional information, please contact Joanne Rhodes at, or at 352.242.1744.