Contests and Awards

California DAR awards

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JMADAR Chapter Student Award Activities

American History Essay Contest - José Maria Amador DAR Chapter supports local Tri-Valley elementary and middle school students who participate in the American History Essay Contest. Our chapter has been privileged to support district and state winners in both 2014 & 2015.

2016-2017: Title: “Celebrating a Century of America's National Parks.” Topic: The National Park Service was established by Congress in 1916. The National Park Service manages approximately 84.4 million acres of national parks. Pretend you are writing a journal while visiting one of the 58 national parks. Identify its location. Discuss why and when it was established as a national park. What makes this park one of our national treasures?

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest - José Maria Amador DAR Chapter supports students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private, or parochial schools, or those who are home schooled. Students are encouraged to research and write an essay on the topic provided.

2016-2017 Title: “Technology's Impact on the Voyage of Christopher Columbus.” Topic: Technological advances have greatly changed our world since the voyages of Christopher Columbus. If Christopher Columbus had just some of the technology we have today in 2016, how might this have changed his planning and carrying out of his voyages: What technological advances would have been most beneficial to Christopher Columbus?

DAR Good Citizens, high school seniors selected by their principals and senior counselors are honored during February of each year. These recipients are young people who exhibit leadership, dependability, service, and patriotism in their daily lives.

JROTC & ROTC Awards - José Maria Amador Chapter also honors local students who are members of the ROTC program at Camp Parks in Dublin. 

For information about participation in these opportunities, contact Regent Cynthia Daniels.