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Contests and Awards

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American History Essay Contest

The American History Essay Contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation’s great history and learn about history in a new light.

This contest is open to students in public, private, and parochial schools, and registered home-study programs. Students in grades five through eight are encouraged to participate. Each year, a selected topic for use during the academic year is announced, and contest instructions are sent to schools by participating DAR chapters. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.

 

Bronze JROTC Award

This medal is awarded to either a junior or senior student in a secondary school JROTC program, or to a Junior College or U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Unit graduating senior.

 

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

DAR partnered with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in 1996 to sponsor an annual national essay contest in honor of Christopher Columbus.

The contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. Each year the DAR and the NIAF agree upon a topic for use during the academic year, and contest instructions are published online and sent to the schools by participating DAR chapters.

Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. Judging at the national level is supervised by the NIAF.

 

Community Service Award

Community Service Awards were established by the National Board of Management in April 1995 as an opportunity for chapters and states to recognize worthy individuals in their communities for outstanding unpaid voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship, or environmental conservation endeavors.

 

DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal

The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal, available January 1, 2014, is presented to an individual, eighteen years of age and older, who fulfills the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal may be awarded to emergency first responders; active duty military and veterans of the United States Armed Forces; and citizens who have contributed to the defense and/or security, and thereby the freedom, of the community, state, or nation in an exceptional manner. The state chair of the National Defense Committee administers the medal.

 

DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship

This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

Once a student is chosen as the DAR Good Citizen the student is invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program. This consists of a personal statement and an essay. Student participation in the scholarship portion of the program is optional.

 

DAR Youth Citizenship Medal

The DAR Youth Citizenship Medal (formerly Good Citizenship Medal) is for a boy or girl in grades 5 through 11 (one medal per grade per school). The medal may also be awarded to youth service and patriotic organizations, whose membership fulfills the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism, such as scouts, police cadets, and other community service organizations.

 

Silver DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal

The Silver DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal is awarded to a student for participation in a non-ROTC, military-affiliated cadet program funded by the school or privately, including, but not limited to, Naval Sea Cadet Corps; Civil Air Patrol Cadets Corps; National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC); United States Army Cadet Corps (formerly the American Cadet Alliance); Young Marines; California Wing Cadet Corps; Navy League Cadet Corps; Army Cadets of America; and United States Army Cadet Corps (one medal per year per cadet unit.) Medals are worn in accordance with the cadet program protocol.

 

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These pages last updated on February 7, 2015.