Dar American History Essay Contest Winners






The Jerusalem Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announces the winners of the 2017-2018 DAR American History Essay Contest.  The topic for the middle school students was “World War I : Remembering the War to End All Wars” and the topic for high school students was “Advantages and Disadvantages of Working Relationships Between Foreign Parties”. The students in Wantagh Middle and High School are to be especially recognized as this project was entirely voluntary. Judging was based on historical accuracy, adherence to the subject, organization of material, interest, originality, spelling and punctuation, grammar and neatness.



Wantagh Middle School 2018 DAR Essay Contest Winners



Grade 8 - First Place



Julianna Rose 


First Runner-up - Sydney Goodwin


Honorable Mention


Emma Alexander, Cole Belling, Lena Burch, Erin Cunnane, Elaina Desiderio,

Julia Froese, Sara Jacobs, Mia Kurtzman, Tess Kurtzman, Jenna Rackley,

Jennifer Rosen, Mia Tomeo and Tarika Varanasi.         








Grade 7 - First Place Winner


Jason LaPadula



First Runner-up - Emma Caputo



Honorable Mention


Angelina Bendetti, Brianna Knice,  Jessica Knice, Ava Kornbluth, , Tyler Mahoney,

Mary McKenna,Vincent McCartney, John Sommers and Brooke Wonderlich.






Wantagh High School 2018 DAR Essay Contest Winners




New York State and Wantagh H.S 


Christopher Columbus High School essay contest winner is



Megan Fehling - 11th Grade


First Runner-up - Grace Ann McKenna - 11th Grade


Honorable Mention

11th Graders - Drew Donaghy, Shelby Dwyer, Thomas Garvey,

Angela Labenberg  and Brianna McCartney. 








All three first place winning essays have been forwarded to the New York State DAR American History Chairperson for the state competition. The winners will be recognized at a DAR luncheon and a school awards assembly later in the year.



2018 Elementary Level  DAR




 Grade 5 - First Place - 


Elementary School

Grade 5 -  


 The essay was entitled
 "What the Flag of the United States of America means to me" .



The winners of the DAR American History Essay Contests and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest were announced on February 18, 2018 at the annual DAR/C.A.R. tea in Marianna.

Ariel Barrentine, an Altha High School ninth grader, won the $100 first place prize in the Christopher Columbus Essay contest.

Altha High School's Sydney Helms received $25 as runner-up.

Benjamin Mann of Keystone Heights Elementary School, and Graceville, was the winner in the Fifth Grade Division of the DAR American History Essay Contest. John Martin Dolan, III of Chattahoochee and, a student at Grand Ridge School, was the Sixth Grade Division winner. Each boy received a medal with a certificate and $25. The winning essays were read by each writer. In the Government Studies contest of the Blue Springs Society, Children of the American Revolution, Benjamin Mann won the Monroe Doctrine Map Drawing Contest and his brother, Nathaniel, won the mini Monroe Doctrine Essay Contest. Each boy received $10 and a certificate. Jaycee Moore of Altha High School was given a certificate of appreciation for her continued support of the high school Christopher Columbus Essay Contest, and the Jackson County Floridan and Two Egg TV were thanked for their financial support of the contests.

Chipola Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will celebrate its sixtieth birthday in October 2018. The Chipola Chapter Prospective Member Tea was established 20 years ago by then Regent Mary Jane Emery and Vice Regent Sally Roos, as a way to provide information to those who might be interested in joining DAR. The objectives of DAR are historic preservation, education, and patriotism. It is a worldwide service organization, whose members recorded 165,269 hours of volunteer service in 2017. At the tea in February 2018, Marianne Montgomery Harrison was surprised when presented with a "Fifty Years" of service certificate. Chipola Chapter, NSDAR in Marianna is glad to help those who are interested in joining DAR. Please contact Registrar Mary Robbins, at bluespringscar@yahoo.com or 850-209-4066 with questions.

The next Chipola Chapter meeting will be Monday, March 19, 2018 at The Oaks Restaurant in Marianna. The meeting begins with a social time at 10:45 and the opening DAR Ritual at 11:00 a.m. CST. Reservations are not needed for the "Dutch treat" lunch. Interested persons are welcome to attend.

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