Hoskins, who attends Country Faith Christian Academy in Newberg, set her essay in Novemberjust after the end of the war. Entries from various dates reveal how Eliena Schoebert reacts when her brother-in-law, Colton, is drafted.
She also considered how playing up stereotypes during the war might end up creating an unfair and overly-protective immigration policy.
The essay deadline for our local students is November 15, While Hoskins is a veteran of the contest, having won the county-level award in fifth grade, she decided to ask Behm if she would like to participate together.
In The News: Newberg students win DAR essay contest Written by: Seth Gordon, Newberg Graphic Students Rylie Hoskins and Sydney Behm take home top honors from annual competition The Yamhill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored a pair of Newberg students last month, revealing at its February meeting that eighth grade student Rylie Hoskins and seventh grade student Sydney Behm had not only won the county award in the American History Essay Contest, but were also judged to be the best in the state for their grade level as well.
The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private or parochial schools, or those who are home schooled.
Behm, who attends Chehalem Valley Middle School, opted to write her essay in the form of a diary. She wrote about how the war offered women a chance to prove their worth and envisions how life for them will change after the war. There are specific requirements for the essay that James Stewart Chapter members will be happy to send to you.
One chapter winning essay will be selected to move onto state level here in Georgia. Their essays are currently being judged in the six-state Northwest Division. All SE division essay winners will be sent to the National Chairman who will forward them to the National Italian American Foundation for final judging.
State winners are forwarded to the SE Division for judging. Describe your impression of Columbus and perception of the purpose of the expedition.