El Toyon Chapter NSDAR

Stockton, California

Contests and Awards

California DAR awards

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For over 70 years, El Toyon Chapter, NSDAR has participated in both the Good Citizens Essay and the American History Essay contests and awards cash prizes to the area winners.

 

DAR Good Citizens Essay

The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.

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.

  • This program is only open to high-school seniors whose schools are accredited by their state board of education.
  • Only one student per year may be honored as a school's DAR Good Citizen.
  • United States citizenship is not required.
  • Additional rules and guidelines can be acquired by contacting your local DAR chapter.

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 American History Essay

The purpose of the American History Committee is to promote American history throughout the year by honoring significant historical people, places, dates, and events. It does this by sponsoring the American History Essay Contest and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. In many instances, the two essay contests provide an additional opportunity for teachers to reach out beyond the existing curriculum. The committee also encourages chapters to promote American history in other ways; for example, by recognizing women in American history.