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.

2018-2019: Title: “The Women's Suffrage Campaign” Topic: The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the United States Congress on June 4, 1919, and was ratified on August 18, 1920. The amendment granted all American women the right to vote and hold elective office. Many Americans at the time viewed this as a radical change to the U.S. Constitution. Imagine you are living in 1919 while the women's suffrage campaigns were having impact on Americans politically and socially. Discuss the pros and cons of this new amendment the U.S. Congress has passed.

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.

2018-2019 Title: “Comparing Ship Technology: The Ships Columbus Used Versus the Ships of Today" Topic: The three-ship fleet of Christopher Columbus included two ships known as caravels, Nina and Pinta, and one larger ship which served as Columbus' flag ship, Santa Maria. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these late fifteenth-century ships compared to the modern ships of today and how they would have been prepared for his voyage.

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 Debbie Janes.