August 1, 2021

DAR announces American History essay opportunity for Heard County students


(Franklin, GA) — The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce and invite all Heard County students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8, to participate in their National American History Contest.

Participants can be from public, private, or parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible.

This contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.

The title for 2020-2021 is “The Boston Massacre.”

March 5, 2020, marked the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American Revolution.

Imagine that you are living in Boston and after witnessing the events of March 5, describe your family’s discussing about the Boston Massacre and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.

One essay at each grade level is selected as a chapter winner and these winning essays will be forwarded to the Georgia State American History chairman for state competition.

From state, contest winners move to divisional and finally national.

National winners will be invited to NSDAR Annual Continental Congress to be held next spring in Washington, DC.

The deadline for our students is November 15, 2020.

There are very specific requirements and instructions for the essay contest.

James Stewart chapter members will be happy to send these to you and walk you and your student through the contest requirements.

Please feel free to contact us at or call 770-856-3354 to speak to a chapter representative.

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