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Friday, August 20, 2010

Columbus Essay Contest Sponsored by Chipola Chapter, NSDAR

Students in grades nine through twelve are invited to participate in the Christopher Columbus Essay contest sponsored by DAR.  The topic this year is, “Discuss and analyze Christopher Columbus’ early influences and experiences and how these contributed to successes and failures in his voyages of exploration.”  The essay must be between 800 and 1200 words and is due on November 19, 2010.  A bibliography is required.  There is a $100 prize for first place and $50 for second place in the local contest.  The national winner receives $1,200 and a trip for two to Washington, DC.  If you are interested in entering please contact Chipola Chapter NSDAR American History Chairman Mary Robbins at or 850-209-4066 for specific guidelines. 

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