Elias Kent Kane DAR names essay contest winners

 
Submitted by Kara Marselle
Updated 3/19/2018 8:52 PM
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  • Einstein Academy students William Healy and Brooke Bolerjack read their winning essays at a recent meeting of the Elias Kent Kane Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Einstein Academy students William Healy and Brooke Bolerjack read their winning essays at a recent meeting of the Elias Kent Kane Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Courtesy of Elias Kent Kane DAR

The Elias Kent Kane Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution recently named two students from Elgin's Einstein Academy as essay contest winners -- William Healy for the American History Contest and Brooke Bolerjack for the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest.

The chapter was honored to have both of these students read their wonderful essays during the February meeting.

The American History Essay Contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation's great history and learn about history in a new light.

This contest is open to students in public, private, and parochial schools, and registered home-study programs. Students in fifth to eighth grade are encouraged to participate. Each year, a selected topic for use during the academic year is announced, and contest instructions are published online and sent to schools by participating DAR chapters. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.

DAR partnered with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor an annual national essay contest in honor of Christopher Columbus.

The contest is open to high school students. Each year, the DAR and the foundation agree upon a topic for use during the academic year, and contest instructions are published online and sent to the schools by participating DAR chapters.

Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. Judging at the national level is supervised by the National Italian American Foundation.

For contest information on the essay contest for the 2018-2019 school year, contact Diane Eads at (630) 584-7044.

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