Dear Maryland Educator,
I am honored to invite your students to participate in our National Irish History Contest. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. sponsors a National Irish History Contest for students Grades 6 through 12. The contest is comprised of two levels: Level 1 is for students Grades 6, 7, or 8 and Level 2 is for students in Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. Any students enrolled in parochial, private, public schools or who are home schooled are eligible to participate. You do not have to be Irish.
Each student through her/his participation gives permission to the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. to share her/his submitted entry with the LAOH membership at meetings, events, and/or shared on the LAOH website. We will not publicly post any personal information (address, tel, nbr.) of the student. The winning entry will include the student’s name, state, school, and our local LAOH Division.
The topics for 2021-2022 Irish History Contest is: Level 1 and Level 2
On the 40th Anniversary of the Irish Hunger Strike 1981: What was the impact on Irish History?
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. is a National organization of Irish Catholic women; our beginnings in the United States go back to 1894. We have divisions in thirty states, including your local area. The goal of our contest is to have students learn our Irish and Irish American history. Contest entries need to be well-written and will be judged on historic accuracy and the student’s knowledge of the subject.
All students should submit their email entries to Christine Hild, the Maryland LAOH Irish Historian. email@example.com
No submissions will be accepted after the deadline of January 15, 2022. Entries will be judged at the state level and then a select number will be forwarded to the LAOH National Board which will award the following Monetary Awards:
Level 1 Grades 6-8 — 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $250
Level 2 Grades 9-12 — 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500
If your essay is forwarded to National, you will be notified by February 16, 2022. The National winners will be announced by March 30, 2022. All winners will be notified and posted on our national website www.LadiesAOH.com. We look forward to receiving your entries. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the above email address.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Christine Hild, Irish Historian
Maryland Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians