The Education and Flag Committee shall conduct an annual Outstanding Seventh (7th) Grade Texas History Teacher Contest, an annual Outstanding Fourth (4th) Grade Texas History Teacher Contest, a Texas History Essay Contest for Seventh (7th) Grade Students, and a Texas History Essay Contest for Fourth (4th) Grade Students. The committee shall forward the topics for the essay contests to the Chapter Presidents. The committee shall present awards to the winners of the contests at the Annual Convention.
In order to encourage and reward participants in the DRT’s Texas History contests, the DRT has established a Restricted Fund named the Texas History Awards Fund. The principal is to be maintained in a fully-insured, interest-bearing account drawing maximum interest commensurate with safety. Only the annual interest from this fund may be used, and any unused portion of the annual interest is to be reinvested in the Texas History Awards Fund. The monetary awards shall be presented by the Fifth Vice President General at DRT’s Annual Convention to:
- Winner of 4th Grade Texas History Essay Contest: $500.00
- Winner of 7th Grade Texas History Essay Contest: $500.00
- The school of each winner, for 4th grade and 7th grade Outstanding Texas History Teacher Contest, receives $1000.00 with Board of Management Approval.
- Outstanding 4th Grade Texas History Teacher Contest: $750.00
- Outstanding 7th Grade Texas History Teacher Contest: $750.00
The amount of these awards may be increased at the direction of the BOM when sufficient funds have accumulated in this Restricted Fund Account.
Each year annual contributions of $100.00 or more to this fund shall be recognized in DRT’s Annual Proceedings. By the first of May (1 May) each year, the Treasurer General shall send one (l) copy of the names of contributors and amounts contributed by each to the President General and the Fifth Vice President General. She shall send two (2) copies to the Recording Secretary General.
The Education and Flag Committee gladly accepts contributions to the Fund.
Contact the Education & Flag Committee Chairman at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send in your donation to DRT Headquarters.