The Tomoka Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Clermont is sponsoring the 2015 – 2016 American History Essay contest. The contest is open to public, parochial and home schooled students in grades 5 – 12 and is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex or National origin. Monetary and recognition awards are available for student winners.
March 22, 2015 marks the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act. Passed by the British Parliament in 1765, this tax was viewed by the colonist as “taxation without representation. Students are asked to describe a colonial family’s discussion about the new Stamp Act and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament. Grade 5: 300-600 words, Grade 6, 7, and 8: 600-1000 words.
For grades 9 through 12 the 2015-2016 topic for the Christopher Columbus Essay is “Columbus and Lindberg: A journey Across the Atlantic”. Details of the contests are sent to local school principals.
The due date for the essays is December 2, 2015. For more information please contact Sarah Wyrick@aol.com