American History Essay Contest Winners
St. Mary Catholic School middle school students participated in the American History Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution Wilmington Chapter which was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation's great history and learn about history in a new light.
Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.
Local chapters send one winning essay from each of the four grades for judging on the state level. The state will send one winning essay from each of the four grades to be judged on a divisional level. The winning essay from each of the four grades will then be judged on the national level and the winners are announced.
Each student participant receives a certificate of participation from the chapter and the chapter winners receive bronze medals and certificates. State winners receive certificates and silver medals. National winners receive special certificates, medals, and a monetary award.