NJ student, Catherine Paris, wins Congressional Seminar Essay Contest

May 2, 2022, WASHINGTON – The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is pleased to congratulate Catherine Paris, a student of Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey, for winning the nationally held Congressional Seminar Essay Contest for an all-expense paid trip to study at the Washington Workshops Seminar in Washington, D.C.

For the past 44 years the NSCDA has generously underwritten a national essay contest with the mission of encouraging students from across the United States to gain a greater understanding of our shared American origins and the importance of civic duty.

Catherine Paris

This year students were asked to “Choose one of the five freedoms in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and discuss why it should or should not be changed in today’s high-tech global society.” The NSCDA received hundreds of submissions and the winning essays were picked by a committee of NSCDA representatives from among 44 Corporate Societies.

Click here for more information on the annual Congressional Essay Contest.

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