Tennessee DKG Essay Contest
Tennessee State Organization State Projects Committee is charged with promoting literacy. For thirty-five years, the committee has hosted an annual High School Essay Contest.
2020 marks the first year middle school aged students were included. The 2020 Essay Contest wass open to Tennessee middle school and high school students, public and private, grades 6 – 12.
The 2020 Essay Contest topic was based on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. The passage marked the largest expansion of democracy in the history of our country.
2020 Essay Contest Topic:
“I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned.”
– Lucy Stone
Comment on the quote using the issue of women's suffrage to provide context and provide a discussion of its impact and/or relevance to individuals today.
1st: Appreciation for the 19th Amendment
Meigs County High School
2nd: Women’s Suffrage
Sevier County High School
3rd: The Women’s Suffrage and its Relevance Today
Union County High School
Beta Pi Chapter
1st: From Suffering to Suffrage
Rossview Middle School
2nd: 100 Year of Change in Voting Rights of Women
New Providence Middle School