General James Cox Chapter Sponsored Contests
All contestants are honored at our February meeting.

American History Essay Contest

The end of World War I was the beginning of a new age. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life. Discuss the pros and cons of the changes this War introduced to society and how you imagine those change will impact the United States in the years to come.

American History Essay Contest:
Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8

Topic: Topic: “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars”

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

Christopher Columbus, an Italian, managed to convince a Spanish monarch to fund his voyage. Discuss the reasons why a monarch from one country would be interested in hiring an explorer from a foreign country to complete such an important mission. What convinced the Spanish monarchy to support Christopher Columbus instead of Spanish explorers?

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

Topic: Topic: “Advantages and Disadvantages of Working Relationships Between Foreign Parties”

DAR Good Citizen Award

Each of the 5 area high schools selects their candidate for DAR Good Citizen based on the student's character, scholarship, citizenship, and service. These students then write an impromptu essay on a topic provided by the DAR in the presence of a school official. The student packets, containing transcripts, letters of recommendation, the student essay, and student activities, are evaluated by non-DAR judges. The winning student becomes the Howard County DAR Good Citizen and is entered into state competition. The Good Citizen receives monetary recognition from the chapter, and the state winner receives a scholarship.

General James Cox History Award

Each high school history department is asked to choose their most outstanding history student who has not only been a good history student, but has also been involved in activities that further the love of history. Each candidate will submit a packet containing an official transcript, essay answers to select questions, and endorsement of his school. From the five candidates from the area schools, the chapter will select one student to receive a scholarship and become the Howard County DAR History Award winner.