September 22, 2021
National Society of Colonial Dames essay contest for 10-12 students to win a trip to Washington, DC for seven days in our nation’s capital!
Entrusted with History’s Future
Dear Prince Avenue Christian Academy Educators,
My name is Marian Block and I am a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames (Athens Town Committee) https://nscda.org/. I currently serve as the Patriotic Service chairman. I wanted to make you aware that the National Society of Colonial Dames provides a unique opportunity for high school students (sophomore, junior or senior) through an essay contest to win a trip to Washington, DC for seven days in our nation’s capital.
The essay topic for 2021-2022:
Choose one of the five freedoms in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and discuss why it should or should not be changed in today’s high-tech global society.
The winner will receive an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. June 25- July 1, 2022. Winners from around the country will gather to have a special tour of our nation’s capital and the surrounding area, meet with Congressmen and other governmental officials, conduct a mock congress, and learn about how the US government works.
This contest is a terrific resume builder for college bound students. Contest rules, an application, and a brochure for the seminar experience are attached for your information. If your students have participated in the past, please note several rule changes that have taken place…
- The application form must be digitally filled out. In years past it could be hand-written, but not this year. (See links for all details)
- The majority of our students give us hard copies of their essay, but if an essay is digitally sent to us it must be sent as a PDF file. Directions are included in the “Rules, Information and Judging Criteria” application section.
- Remember it is still a 750 word limit, typed, double spaced, 1 side only
- The students name and state should be on each page
Students please contact your history teacher to submit your essay to the liason, Mrs. Block. Each teacher can submit up to 10 essays per classroom. Essays will be due on November 18, 2021 and winners should be announced around the end of February! We look forward to your participation in this program.
Again, see attached additional information giving further details about what this program is and who the “Dames” are.
The Congressional Essay contest info can be found here
Should you have any additional questions please contact me, Marian Block, at either:
MarianFBlock@gmail.com or 706-338-1683
Patriotic Services Chair