SCPS Students Win DAR Essay Contest
Two Somerset County Public Schools students have been chosen as the Chapter Winners of the annual American History Essay Contest, presented by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and administered by the local Nanticoke Chapter.
Aaliyah M., 8th grade, Crisfield Academy and High School, and Eli T., 5th Grade, Woodson Elementary School, will receive an NSDAR medal and small cash prize.
Honorable Mention certificates will be awarded to 8th graders Edward G. and Riley C., both of CAHS. Fifth grade Honorable Mention recipients are Harvey W. and Grace W., both of Deal Island School.
Students in grades 5 and 8 were asked to research and write creative essays imagining they were a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, which was instrumental in shaping what was to become the United States of America. Essays were judged on historical accuracy, writing quality, creativity and
Aaliyah and Eli will be honored by Nanticoke Chapter at a luncheon ceremony held on February 11 in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Crisfield. The winning essays have been submitted to the Maryland State Society DAR to compete on the state level.
A total of 48 Somerset County students participated in the contest, which is open to private, public, and home-school students nationwide. Receiving NSDAR Certificates of Participation for the diligent completion of their essays are the following:
Grade 8, CAHS
Grade 8, WAHS
Grade 5, Deal Island School
Grade 5, Greenwood E.S.
Grade 5, Woodson E.S.
About Daughters of the American Revolution
Founded in 1890, DAR supports initiatives in history, education, and patriotism through local chapters like Nanticoke, which has served Somerset County since 1932. DAR members trace their lineage to patriots who supported the cause of the American Revolution. For more information visit dar.org; Nanticoke DAR on Facebook; or call 443-783-7429.