MOUNT VERNON — The Lucy Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites area students to enter its 2017-18 American History essay contest. All grades 5,6,7,8 students in a public, private, or parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible.

The title of the essay will be: “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars.” The student is to imagine they are living in 1918. They should state where they are living and how the end of the war would impact their daily life. Students would discuss the pros and cons of the changes this war introduced to society and how they imagine those changes would impact the United States in the years to come.

Entries for grade five must be 300–600 words. Entries for grade six, seven and eight must be 600-1,000 words. All of the essay must be the original work of the student, and include a title page with specific information and a bibliography.

The contest deadline is Oct. 30.

One essay at each grade level will be selected as the chapter winner and the essay will be forwarded to the next level in the state competition.

For additional information, students should contact any fifth through eighth grade Language Arts or Social Studies teacher. Additional information can be received by contacting DAR member Suzy Davidson, at or 740 504-9117.

Information packets are also available at the Mount Vernon Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon.



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