The Point Vicente Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) were pleased to award the winners of the DAR American History Essay, Christopher Columbus Essay and the Junior American Citizen Art and Creative Expression Contests on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Nearly 125 family members, proud parents and students assembled at Palos Verdes Peninsula Library to honor the student achievements. The winning essays, poetry and short stories were read by the students. The following local schools participated in the contests:
Mary Star of the Sea Elementary and High Schools
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Point Vicente Elementary School
St. Bernard Elementary School
St. John Fisher School
This year’s themes were:
American History Essay Contest: “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution”
Christopher Columbus Essay Contest: “How Do Americans View Christopher Columbus and George Washington today?”
Junior American Citizens Art and Creative Expression Contest: “Honoring Our Heritage”
Each winner and runners-up were presented with a DAR Certificate of Achievement, cash prize and an owl bookmark memento. The winners go on to compete at district, state and national levels.
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 175,000 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.