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Student Essay Opportunities

If you would like to participate in one or more of the following essay competitions, please read the requirements and email or phone the Hudson ISD contact person for the event. 

1.   Sponsored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas – Grades 4 – 7     
          Essay Topics:   4th Grade: Cynthia Ann Parker;        7th Grade: The Siege of Bexar 
            Due:  January 30, 2019   (Names of district winners must be submitted to local chapter by March 1st)
            District contact:  Joan Ragland,

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2.   Sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution –  5th – 8th Grade     
            Essay Topic:
  The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the United States Congress on June 4, 1919, and was ratified on August 18, 1920.   This amendment granted all American women the right to vote and hold elective office.  Many Americans at the time viewed this as a radical change to the U.S. Constitution.  Imagine you are living in 1919 while the women’s suffrage campaigns were having impact on Americans politically and socially.  Discuss the pros and cons of this new amendment the U.S. Congress has passed.      
           Title of essay: “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign”

          Length: 5th Grade: 300 – 600 words 
                         6-8 Grades: 600 – 1000 words     (All words count. Title page and bibliography excluded.  Dates count as one word
 Due:  January 30, 2019   
           District contact:  Joan Ragland,




3.   Sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution –  9th – 12th Grade
         Essay Topic:  The three-ship fleet of Christopher Columbus included two ships known as caravels, Nina and Pinta, and one larger ship which served as Columbus’ flag ship, Santa Maria.  Discuss the advantages and disadvantage of these late fifteenth-century ships compared to the modern ships of today and how they would have been prepared for his voyage.  

Title of essay: “Comparing Ship Technology:
The Ships Columbus Used Versus Ships of Today”

            Length: Between 800 and 1200 words.
            Due:  January 30, 2019   
           District contact:  Joan Ragland,

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