According to the Daughters of the Revolution website, the organization holds an annual essay contest that was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation's great history and learn about history in a new light.
Participating chapters send one winning essay from each of the four grades for judging on the state level. The state will send one winning essay from each of the four grades to be judged on a divisional level. The winning essay from each of the four grades will then be judged on the national level and the winners are announced.
Each student participant receives a certificate of participation from the chapter and the chapter winners receive bronze medals and certificates. State winners receive certificates and silver medals. National winners receive special certificates, medals, and a monetary award (Daughters of the American Revolution website).
Congratulations are in order for Saint Joseph Academy students 7th Graders Ryan Castillo (Second Place winner) and Miranda Guajardo (First Place winner). Castillo and Guajardo will be honored on Saturday, February 8 at 9:30 am at Rancho Viejo Resort and Country Club.