Estudillo Chapter Meetings

We welcome visitors at all chapter meetings; please join us! Come meet our members and learn more about our chapter.

Chapter meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 10:00 AM in the City of Hemet. Please contact us for additional information if you would like to attend any of our chapter meetings.

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Today's DAR

Today's DAR on Social Media

Please use the following media resources to gain insight into the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR):

Introduction to Today's DAR

Please enjoy this five part introduction to Today's DAR, select each to view video.

Today's DAR and You!

Today's DAR and You brochure; select below to open the pdf file.

Contests and Awards

The DAR is dedicated to educating America’s youth and supports a variety of different programs, contests, and awards to help further this goal.

American History Essay Contest

The American History Essay Contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation's great history and to learn about history in a new light.

This contest is open to students in public, private, and parochial schools, and registered home-study programs. Students in grades five through eight are encouraged to participate. Each year a topic is announced, and contest instructions are published online and sent to schools by participating DAR chapters.

Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. Students compete for awards and medals at the chapter, state, and national levels. The medal shown below is presented to winners at the chapter level.

Outstanding Work in American History or American History Essay Contest

Chapter winners may earn this 3/4" bronze medal with figure of the American eagle and "Excellence in History DAR Award" surrounding the central image.

 

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

DAR partnered with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in 1996 to sponsor an annual national essay contest in honor of Christopher Columbus.

The contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. Each year the DAR and the NIAF agree upon a topic, and contest instructions are published online and sent to the schools by participating DAR chapters.

Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. Judging at the national level is supervised by the NIAF.

DAR Good Citizens Awards

Each Spring the Estudillo Chapter presents a DAR Good Citizens certificate and pin to an elementary school student in the Hemet/San Jacinto Elementary School District. The candidate students are selected by their teachers. Additionally, DAR Good Citizens awards are presented to deserving students from our local high schools.

Outstanding Work in American History

We support the study of American history in schools by recognizing high school students for their outstanding work in American history at our annual awards program. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in the Hemet/San Jacinto Unified School District.

The John Diggs History Award is an endowment fund set up by former member, Margaret Jahn, in memory of her mother and grandmother. The award is named after Captain John Diggs, Mrs. Jahn's Revolutionary War ancestor. The scholarships are given to four seniors selected by the faculty of the history department of the local high schools.

Outstanding Work in English Studies

We support the English Studies curriculum in schools by recognizing high school students for their outstanding work in English Studies at our annual awards program. Awards are given to outstanding students in the Hemet/San Jacinto Unified School District.

The Ferguson English Award was established in honor of current member Heather Ferguson. The Ferguson family have generously donated the necessary funds to continue supporting this award. The scholarships are awarded to four graduating seniors, selected by the faculty of the English department of the local high schools.

ROTC/JROTC Awards

Our chapter presents the NSDAR Bronze ROTC medal to graduating senior cadets that meet the academic and military discipline of the JROTC program in four high schools, three in Hemet and one in San Jacinto.