dar 2017 essay winnersPHOTO: All 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention winners along with their teachers. Ceremony was held at Shrewsbury Borough Hall, Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ)

SHREWSBURY TOWNE-MONMOUTH CHAPTER, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution announces the winners of the 2017 essay contest.

DAR conducts an essay contest each year with local public, private, parochial schools and registered home study programs, grades five through eight invited to participate. This year, 14 schools participated with 669 essay entries.

This year’s topic was “Celebrating a Century: America’s National Parks.”

The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter held its award night on April 24 at the Shrewsbury, NJ Borough Hall. At the ceremony, every student who participated received a certificate of participation from the local chapter with winners receiving certificates and DAR American History medals.

The 2017 winners for the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter American History Essay Contest are:

5th Grade
1st Place Benjamin Katz- Wemrock Brook School (Manalapan-Englishtown School District)

6Th Grade
1st Jack Clark- St. Leo the Great-Lincroft

1st Lana Maizel—Millstone Township Middle School

1st Christopher Montefusco- St. Leo the Great-Lincroft

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter has been participating in this national essay contest of over 25 years, with the yearly topic coming from DAR headquarters in Washington, DC.

Anyone interested in receiving more information about the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter NSDAR, should contact: Elaine (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)