The DAR scholarship seeks student input on the principles of the Constitution


SAFFORD — The Gila Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is offering three scholarships — one of $500 and two of $250 — to students at any grade level attending Mt. Graham, Safford or Thatcher high schools and to students attending school at home at secondary level, who follow the EAC’s dual general education courses.

The scholarship will be used to offset expenses for books and tuition fees at the EAC.

The topic of this year’s essay is: In your opinion, what are the fundamental principles of the US Constitution, and are these principles relevant in today’s world?

“This subject only arouses interest. I hope it will pique the interest of young people,” said Bonnie Briscoe of the Gila Valley DAR. “The value of an essay is that they can share their opinion. They’re not just doing research; they can share their opinions in that essay.

Essays should be 450-750 words, typed, double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font, with standard margins.

Entries must include a cover page with name; contact information, including postal address, e-mail address and telephone number; school level; school; courses registered with the EAC; and the title of the essay.

Three judges will review each essay for content, clarity, organization and patriotism.

Winners will be invited to read their essays on the DAR Constitution Week program, September 17-23, and on Voice of the Valley on KATO AM 1230.

For more information, contact DAR Gila Valley Chapter member Bonnie Briscoe at 928-428-5904, other DAR Chapter members, or high school guidance counselors in the Safford and Thatcher school districts.




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