Posted By Bill Payer on Mar 8, 2021 | 0 comments

A major goal of the Daniel Island Historical Society is to reach out to area young people and involve them on the fascinating history of the area we live in. So we’re very pleased to announce our second annual DIHS essay contest.

We all realize the past year’s pandemic is an historical event we’re all living with, so it’s only appropriate that the pandemic and its effect on local life and local history is the focus of this year’s contest.

The essay contest is open to all students who live in or attend a high school in the 29492 zip code. We will be reaching out to area high schools to encourage participation but students are invited to participate on their own if their school chooses not to participate.

For complete rules and guidelines CLICK HERE.

We will be awarding the following prizes: 1st Prize is $350, 2nd Prize is $100, and 3rd Prize is $50.

Each student author of the 3 winning essays will also receive a copy of John Conley’s book, Daniel Island Unearthed: An Archaeological Field Guide To Daniel Island’s Wando River Coastline.

Essays must be submitted via email in PDF format by April 30, 2021.

The winning student essays will be announced by May 31, Memorial Day, 2021.

The winners of the 2020 essay contest were Sarah McLean, currently a senior at Ashley Hall and Sarah Legare’ Smith currently a sophomore at Bishop England High School.

Sarah McLean
Sarah Legare’ Smith

To see our blog entry on the Sarahs winning last year’s essay contest CLICK HERE

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