The Ketoctin Chapter NSDAR awards scholarships and medals to students showing dedication and a pursuit of excellence in education, and who exemplify the “qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism.”
Essays are judged for “historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.”
Ketoctin Chapter NSDAR works with history teachers at local middle schools in the Fall semester to conduct the American History Essay contest for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in Loudoun County Public Schools. Chapter winners present their winning essays at our awards luncheon and receive a certificate and medal. Winners also have the opportunity to advance on to the state, divisional, and national contest.
Ketoctin Chapter NSDAR works with history teachers at high schools in Loudoun County in the Fall Semester to conduct the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. The chapter winner presents their winning essay at our awards luncheon and receives a certificate. Winners also have the opportunity to advance to the state, divisional, and national contest.
Awards & Medals
Ketoctin Chapter NSDAR partners with the NJROTC program at Loudoun County High School whose commander names a student cadet of outstanding ability and achievement each year. Juniors and seniors in the program are eligible. The student cadet honored receives the NSDAR ROTC Bronze Medal and Campaign Bar, certificate, and cash award which are presented at our awards luncheon.