From the beginning of the chapter, Nathan Hale has supported the education of our nation’s youth. Our founders began a contest that awarded a five-dollar prize (in gold) to the best eighth grade student essay on the topic of Nathan Hale.
(St. Paul Globe, June 12, 1904, page 18, column 2)
In 1957 and 1994, Nathan Hale Chapter was delighted to sponsor local students who were also chosen the state winners of the Good Citizen award at the Minnesota DAR conference.
For the past 35 years, Nathan Hale has proudly bestowed achievement medals to local high school JROTC students. Recipients must have demonstrated loyalty and patriotism and be in the upper 25 percent percent% of their class. They must have shown qualities of dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training.
Nathan Hale members continue to support education through volunteering and supporting local schools.
(Photos from Nathan Hale Chapter Archives.)