DAR announces essay contest

The Dubois County Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites Dubois County high school students to enter the 2018-19 Christopher Columbus Essay Contest.

Students are invited to submit an essay of 800 to 1,200 words on the topic,“Comparing Ship Technology: The Ships Columbus Used Versus the Ships of Today.” The three-ship fleet of Christopher Columbus included two ships known as caravels, Niña and Pinta, and one larger ship which served as Columbus’ flag ship, Santa Maria. Essays should discuss the advantages and disadvantage of these late fifteenth-century ships compared to the modern ships of today and how they would have been prepared for his voyage.

The deadline to submit entries is Oct. 31. A county-wide winner will be chosen and then forwarded on for state competition, and state winners will then compete at the national level.

For contest rules and essay guidelines, contact Angela McDonald, Essay Chairman, 202 S. Chestnut St., Huntingburg, IN 47542; call 812-630-2885; or e-mail angela.k.mcdonald@gmail.com.

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