Oneida Chapter of DAR to host annual essay contest

Published Oct 10, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Oneida Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters American Revolution is sponsoring its annual American History Essay contest for students in grades 5-8. Eligible district include: New Hartford, Clinton, Sauquoit, Notre Dame, the Utica elementary schools, including the Utica Charter Schools, and all homeschooled students grades 5-8. There are monetary awards for the top three contest winners in each grade level.  

The topic this year is “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign,” based on the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women in the US the right to vote and hold public office. Students should imagine they are living in 1919 when women were fighting for the right to vote and discuss both the pros and cons of the 19th amendment and the arguments given at that time. How do you feel the passage of the 19th amendment will affect the United States in the future? The due date for essays is Nov. 17.

For information, call Naomi Starsiak at 315-527-8901 or Nancy Langenegger at 315-735-6571.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.