Education

The Port Tobacco Chapter, NSDAR, is active with Charles County Students

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  • Promoting contests for students
    • Junior American Citizens Awards - Over 35 national winners were sponsored by Port Tobacco Chapter NSDAR in 2019
    • American History Essay Contest
    • DAR Good Citizens award
    • Charles County History Day Award
    • Junior ROTC awards 
  • Holding an annual Student Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Maryland Veterans Museum
  • Sponsoring and leading a field trip to Port Tobacco Village and the Thomas Stone National Historic Site with Stoddert Middle School
  • Donating to provide a portrait of George Washington in all Charles County Schools

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Top right: 2020 Junior American Citizens award winning "stamp" by Autumn B., 8th grade, Milton Somers Middle School, La Plata, Maryland. Above: Chapter members give a presentation to students regarding archaeological digs and the restoration of the colonial county seat, Port Tobacco. (Photos by Port Tobacco Chapter, NSDAR)

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DAR Community Service Award

Port Tobacco Chapter, NSDAR, awarded Keith Grasso, founder of the street music festival, Rocktoberfest, and owner of Island Music Company in La Plata, Maryland, with the DAR Community Service Award. In the six short years since its inception, Rocktoberfest has donated close to $150,000 to Charles County public school system’s performing arts. (Photo by Mike Donahue. Used with permission)