Educational Contests

The ladies of the Old North State Chapter NSDAR are excited to guide students through the process of participating in NSDAR contests contact us today!

American History Essay Contest

The American History Essay Contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively and present history in a new light. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

NSDAR partnered with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in 1996 to sponsor an annual national essay contest in honor of Christopher Columbus. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. 

Junior American Citizens Contest

Junior American Citizens contests are offered to encourage a deeper sense of social responsibility and interest in civics and the history of the United States. Entries in art, creative expression, and community service are judged by grade on three levels (gifted, general, and special needs) so that every child may enter the contest regardless of ability. 

DAR Good Citizens Program

The DAR Good Citizens program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen will embody the following qualities: Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism.

 ROTC Medals

The DAR awards metals to outstanding ROTC students in recognition of preparation and training for officers entering service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

DAR Outstanding Cadet Medals

The DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal recognizes student cadets who participate in non-ROTC, military-affiliated cadet programs who demonstrate outstanding leadership, honor, service, courage, and patriotism.