Our chapter actively sponsors many events and competitions to recognize our local students and civic leaders for their contributions to our community.  

For more information on the contests described below, please visit the National Society DAR Sitemap where you will find links to the Essay Contests, Youth Programs, Scholarship Programs, including the DAR Good Citizen Award, and Patriotic Awards.  Please contact us if would like to learn more about our Chapter sponsored community programs.

Chapter Community Programs

2018 DAR Good Citizens

Each year Fort Stanwix Chapter awards prizes in the DAR Good Citizen Contest.   Area high schools nominate a member of the senior class who then writes a competitive essay.  Prizes are awarded on the basis of the senior's essay, academic record, activities, and recommendations.  The first place winner moves on for further consideration at state and national levels.

The eighth grand and sixth grade first place winners with committee chair Judy Parker and Regent Jennifer Evans

Fort Stanwix Chapter awards prizes for the NSDAR American History Essay contest each year.  Prizes are awarded to participating  students from area public and  parochial schools and those home schooled.  Prizes are awarded to paricipating students from the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Flag Essay Chairman, Judy Parker with one of the 2016 essay winners

The Flag Essay Contest

The  monthly meeting in April includes the awarding of the first, second, and third place prizes in our chapter - sponsored Flag Essay Contest for public, parochial, and home-schooled students in grades 5 and 6.

The JROTC Bronze Medal

Each year Fort Stanwix Chapter Awards the DAR Junior ROTC Bronze Medal to an RFA Junior or Senior, chosen by the Commanding Officer of the AF JROTC Unit, who exemplifies the characteristics of loyalty and  patriotism and who has earned a record of military and scholastic                                                       achievement.