Chapters Coordinating 2016 Texas History Contests

Posted on Posted in February 2016

Chapters Coordinating 2016 Texas History Contests

Over the last couple of months, DRT chapters across the state have worked diligently with students and teachers in public, private and home schools to complete their entries for the Texas history contests.

The Education and Flag Committee of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas conducts two sets of contests each year: Texas history essay contests for both fourth and seventh grade students, and outstanding Texas history teacher contests for both fourth and seventh grade teachers.

Each sponsoring chapter sets its own deadline for receiving the submitted essays, which is usually in February. This allows chapter representatives time to judge their winning essays before they are due to their district representative on March 1.

The topics for this year’s Texas history essay contests include:

  • “James Butler Bonham, the Messenger of the Alamo” (fourth grade)
  • “European Immigrants in the Republic of Texas” (seventh grade)

Winners from both sets of contests will be recognized at the DRT Convention in Dallas in May.

For more information, visit the links below or contact Fifth Vice President Judy Wolfe at texastizzie@suddenlink.net or 254-559-3030.

Texas history essay contests: http://www.drtinfo.org/education/essay-contests

Texas history teacher contests: http://www.drtinfo.org/texas-history-teacher-awards