Annual Essay Contest

 

Each year, an essay contest is co-sponsored by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) on a topic related to Christopher Columbus, for high school students throughout the United States.  The national winner receives a $1,200 prize and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington to read the essay at the Columbus Day event in Washington.  The second place winner receives $500 and the third place winner receives $300.

 

Essays are to be typewritten and no more than 750 words long.

 

The essay contest began in 1997, and each of the winning essays may be read by clicking on the links below.

 

2014 - Anita Ramaswamy

 

2013 - Victoria Anne Youngs

 

2012 - Audrey Lee

 

2011 - Taylor Barnhart

 

2010 - Lucas A. Hadley

 

2009 - Naomi K. Wells

 

2008 - Christina Jean Moazed

 

2007 - Hayley Schoeppler

 

2006 - Catharine Magdalene Wingfield Clayton

 

2005 - Irtefa Anwara Bibte-Farid

 

2004 - Monika Grzesiak

 

2003 - Ami Patel

 

2002 - Mary Colene Burns

 

2001 - Winchester Adkins

 

2000 - Craig L. Bucki

 

1999 - John Victor Danford

 

1998 - Ryan A. Stoner

 

1997 - Crissia Ahuna Reay

 

 

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