Youth and Educational Outreach Programs

The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic organization that focuses on the American Revolution.  As a part of our educational outreach, the SAR conducts several programs across the country.  Some of our most active programs are targeted to our future leaders, our children and those who are educators.  Below you will find a list of the programs that the SAR runs, and a brief description of each.  Click on the programs title to learn more about that particular program.

 

State Societies' Education Outreach activities listing

This is a list of the various state Outreach Activities.

 

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest

This contest is directed at students in the 4th or 5th grades, depending on which grade year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system.  The National Society Elementary School Poster Contest will stimulate interest in American History in support of the Fourth or Fifth Grade Curriculum

 

The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

The contest is designed to explore the influence of the Revolutionary war on present day America. Contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (grades 9 through 12) year of study.

 

The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

The contest is designed to give high school students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American History.  Contestants shall be in the sophomore, junior or senior grade of study during the contest year

 

ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program

The SAR awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the "citizen-soldier", exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.  This award is presented by a Chapter, a State Society, or the National Society to ROTC or JROTC cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.

 

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.  The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted.  Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First Place winner - $8,000.00; Runner-up - $4,000.00; 2nd runner-up - $2,000.00.

 

Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest

The National Society SAR Americanism Committee is pleased to announce the National Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest.  The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum.

 

Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

The Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will represent a teacher whose instruction on the Revolutionary War era from 1750 - 1800 demonstrates educational efforts in the classroom that exceed and excel above current, accepted, curriculum requirements.

 

 

 

 

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest

 

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest


The National Society SAR Americanism Committee is pleased to announce the National Americanism Poster Contest.  The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum.  

This contest is directed at students in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system - including ecumenical and home schooled students.

The contest is also open to members of the Cub Scouts and Brownies and CAR (Children of the American Revolution) who are in the same grades but whose school system may not be participating in the contest.  In the case where the local school system, or its equivalent, is participating, the young person must enter the contest through the school and not as a separate entry.  

The topic for the Poster Contest is set by the NSSAR Americanism Committee annually at the Spring Leadership Meeting for the upcoming school year.  The topic is announced at the Annual NSSAR Congress after the winning poster for the current year is recognized.

 

The topic for the Poster Contest is set by the NSSAR Americanism Committee annually at the Spring Leadership Meeting.  Beginning in 2013, the Committee began to select the annual topic to coincide with the location of the upcoming Annual Congress.  While the upcoming topic will continue to be announced after the winning poster is recognized at each Congress, the hope is that by having up to 3 years of future themes available, compatriots will be better able to work with local schools in planning curricula and thus increase participation in this contest.

 

The topic for 2014 - 2015 year’s contest is:

                                                "2014-15  George Rogers Clark or Lexington and Concord"

 
Themes for the upcoming years will be:
 
            2014-2015            George Rogers Clark                Congress Location:  Louisville, KY
            2015-2016            TBA                                          Congress Location:  Boston, MA
            2016-2017            TBA                                          Congress Location:  Knoxville, TN
 
Please note that only posters with the current year's theme will be accepted for judging.  A poster using a theme from a future year will be disqualified.

 


The contest entries from the preceding academic year are judged at the NSSAR Annual Congress by members of the NSSAR Americanism Committee.   A representative of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) is invited to participate in the poster judging. 

How the posters are judged
Posters will be judged on the following criteria:
  1. Does the poster express the annual theme?
  2. Does the poster show originality by the student?
  3. Does the poster show evidence of research?
  4. Does the poster show artistic merit and creativity?
  5. Does the poster accurately reflect the historical event?
  6. Is the poster neat and visually pleasing?
How the contest works:
  • Each local school winner will compete at the Chapter level.
  • Each Chapter winner will compete at the State level.
  • Once the State Society has selected a winner, that poster will compete at the National level.  Only one (1) entry from each State Society will be accepted.

The State Society winners will be displayed during the National Contest.   The Americanism Committee will announce 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners during the Youth Awards Luncheon at the National Congress.  The National winners will receive a Rosette Ribbon with the 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd place winners receiving a monetary award funded from the Americanism Trust Fund.


Rules and Regulations:
  1. The entry from (see attached form below) must be filed with the Americanism Committee Chairman, with a copy to the NSSAR Executive Director, no later than June 1st prior to the Congress where the judging will occur.
  2. The poster must be submitted to the Headquarters Office at the Annual Congress no later than 10:00 am of the Sunday of Congress.  This is the day prior to the Youth Awards Luncheon.
  3. All posters must have a copy of the entry from affixed to the back of the poster.  You may redact the SSN on the copy of the entry form affixed to the poster.  This will allow a representative from the State Society to retrieve the poster after judging.  
  4. The posters will be displayed and the Americanism Committee members will judge the posters before the National Memorial Service.
  5. The 1st Place Winner's poster will be displayed at the NSSAR headquarters for one year following the contest.  At the conclusion of that year, the poster will be returned to the State Society that entered it.  All other posters will be made available for return to the State Society that entered it by the conclusion of the Congress.

 

If there are any questions, please contact the NSSAR Americanism Committee Chairman.



 

 

 

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The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

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The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (grades 9 through 12) year of study.


History of The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Oration Contest

In 1945 an Ohio SAR member, Douglass G. High, originated this creative exercise in a Cincinnati Senior High.  Two years later the NSSAR assumed National sponsorship.  Douglass G. High passed away in 1952.  In 1953 the National Society attached his name to the contest title as a memorial.   He was the first Chairman on the NSSAR Oration Committee, serving in this capacity for five years.

In honor of a Florida SAR member, this Oratorical event was renamed the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Oration Contest.  For many years this Compatriot has shown an active interest in the welfare of youth and has been a creative promoter of this contest.  The contest is designed to explore the influence of the Revolutionary war on present day America.


 

Purpose Of The National Contest


The preliminary rounds of the contest are held by Chapters and/or State Societies of the Sons of the American Revolution to select one winner from each participating state.  In regions (SAR Districts) where no State Society sponsors an entrant, an SAR District entry is permitted.  Prizes may be awarded to winners of Chapter and State Society (or District) competitions.  The State or District sponsor is responsible for informing the contestant how expenses of competing at the National Level will be made.  For example, travel, hotel for two evenings and meal expense.

The National Society competition between State Society winners is held during the NSSAR's National Congress in June/July.

 

The National Rumbaugh Orations Committee is currently attempting to raise the level of scholarship awards for our national winners.  Please consider contributing to the Orations endowment by accessing the fillable form "The Dr. Joseph Warren Medal".  Our youth thank you for giving them this increased opportunity for education.  You can download the form here.

 

Rules of the Rumbaugh Oration Contest

For further information about the contest, do one of the following


See a list of our Previous National Winners

Official Rules of the The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

  1. The contest will be held in preliminary round(s) by state societies and/or chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution to select one winner from each participating state.  In districts where no state society sponsors an entrant, a district entry is permitted.  Each participating state society or district should provide information regarding the contest to senior high school, parochial, private and home-schooled speech and/or history teachers and principals or counselors as early as possible.
  2. The contest is open to all students of the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes (Grades 9 - 12) in the public, parochial, private and home schools within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring state society or district.
  3. The oration must be original of not less than five minutes or more than six minutes.  The subject shall deal with an event, personality, or document pertaining to the Revolutionary War and show a relationship to America today.  The oration must be essentially the same as the submitted manuscript.   Notes and props (including military uniforms) may not be used in the presentation.
  4. The state society or district establishes the date and deadlines for its contest allowing adequate time to submit its winner as an entrant in the national competition.  (Four weeks before the start of NSSAR Congress)   Form A & B, which can be found below, (National) must be received by the National Chairman by the deadline.
  5. Before the chapter winner competes in the state contest, a copy of the oration, a photograph and biographical sketch of the entrant, and the completed Form B should be mailed to the state chairman following the chapter contest.  Form A (State) will be sent by the Chapter Chairman to the State Chairman.
  6. At Congress the NSSAR will furnish awards and give recognition to all orators who participate in the national preliminary and final contests.
  7. Expenses involving lodging, meals, and transportation to, at, and from the NSSAR Congress may be borne by the sponsoring state society or district.   Chaperon for the entrant may be provided by the state society or district.
  8. During the presentation of orations at chapter, state-district, or national contest, no applause is permitted until all orators have finished speaking.
  9. During the contest, no private videotaping or flash picture taking will be allowed.
  10. By action of the 1985 Congress, all judges in the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest must be members of the SAR.  The judges will select the winners by the following criteria:  A. Composition; B. Delivery; C. Significance; D. History. Time allocated for delivery is between 5 and 6 minutes.  (A penalty is applied for going outside the time allocations.)
  11. The contestants must agree that the interpretation of rules and the decisions of the NSSAR and its judges shall govern without reservation.   The judging sheets and notes are the property of the SAR.
  12. The first place winner at the national level of the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest may not compete in its future competitions.
  13. The first place National winner is expected to attend the youth awards luncheon the day after the final competition.

AWARDS

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:

First Place………………………………………………$4,000

Second Place…………………………………………$2,000

Third Place ……………………………………………$1,000

 

The above winners also receive an Olympic-size medal

All other finalists…………………………………… $300

All other national Contestants  ……………… $200

 

The winner of the state or district contest may receive expenses toward their trip to compete in the national contest.  The state society or district may give a cash award and/or an Olympic-size medal.

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The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest Procedures

Insofar as possible the chapter, state or district contest should follow the procedures of the NSSAR Congress contest.  These procedures are known to the majority of our chairmen, but new chairmen may be unfamiliar with them.  The national procedures are as follows:

  • At the beginning of the program the rules are explained to the orators and the audience.
  • Before the contest begins, preferably in private conference with the chairman, the orators draw numbers to determine the speaking order.
  • All orators are introduced only by number
  • In giving the oration, at no time may the orator use notes or props.
  • There are at least three judges, all of whom are SARs in accordance with the 1985 NSSAR Congress action.  Prior to the contest, the chairman discusses the rules, procedures and judging sheets with the judges.  The judges are seated throughout the audience with their location unknown to the speakers.   The chairman acts neither as coach nor judge.
  • Before the first orator comes before the audience, the timer is introduced.   For the benefit of the orator, the signals to indicate five minutes and six minutes are described to the orators and the audience.  If the orator announces a title, timing does not begin until the oration itself begins.  The orator at the end of six minutes may complete his/her sentence.  If the orator begins the next sentence and/or continues, the timer records the excess time.   If the oration is less than five minutes, the timer records the time not used.
  • The chairman follows the manuscript.  The changing of a word or a sentence is understood, but if a substantial portion of the oration deviates from the manuscript, the chairman indicates this on the record.  The timer and chairman are seated together for recording purposes.  The one who is following the manuscript can and should prompt.  The timer notes these promptings on his record. 
  • When the contest is over the judges and timer have retired, the chairman introduces each orator either by name or number and asks the individual to comment on his/her activities, school, future plans, and any family members or support group persons that may be with them at the contest.
  • When the judges return, they are introduced.  The judging sheets and notes are the property of the SAR.  The winners are announced and presented with monetary awards and Olympic-size medals.  Some chapter, states, and districts give monetary awards along with Olympic-size medal for first place.  The medal is available for chapters, states and districts and can be purchased from the NSSAR Merchandise Department.  Check the merchandise catalog for details.
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George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest


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The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2013-2014.

 

 

 

 


 

The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest was originally established and named in honor of President Calvin Coolidge, who won a local SAR essay contest while a student at Amherst. The contest was reestablished in 1988 by Compatriot McCarthy DeMere.  In 1995, the contest was renamed the George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest in honor of their generous gift to the SAR to support this contest. The program is designed to give freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history.

Conducted at the Chapter, State Society and National Society levels, the students must submit an original essay with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.


 

A list of our Former National Winners Can be found here.


 

An example Essay can be found here.

Knight Essay Contest Rules


NASSP Logo 2010 - 2011The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2013-2014.

 

 


 

CONTEST RULES

  1. This contest is open to all students who are United States citizens or legal aliens.  Contestants shall be attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools).   Contestants shall be in the Freshman, sophomore, junior or senior grade of study during the contest year.  The contest is conducted in three phases:   local (Chapter), state (State Society) and National.   The contest must be entered through a Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution near the student's residence.   In some cases, the contest may be entered at the State level (if the State does not have chapters or the chapters are not participating). Only one entry per student is permitted per contest year. If the State does not participate, then the essay may be submitted to the At Large judge listed on our website. The first place National winner is prohibited from participating in following years' contests.


The local date varies by location, so please check the deadline dates with your local contact as listed on the Contacts page.  Click here for CONTEST CONTACTS to locate your local contact and to request your local deadline information.

 

All submissions must be in the hands of the Chapter Knight Essay Chairmen or, in the case where the State Society does not participate, the At Large Judge Dr. Robert E. Danneman (bd3133atembarqmail [dot] com) by December 31st.
 
All Chapters must have their winning essays in the hands of their State Chairmen by the end of January.
 
State Chairmen should have their winning essays e-mailed to the National Chairman by the end of February, if not before.
 
E-mail Submissions, for the sake of time are preferred. U.S. mail within the time constraints are acceptable.
 
The National Chairman will notify all submitters by early April whether their entry was among the finalists. The actual winner will be informed in order to be able to attend the Congress and read their essay at the Youth Luncheon. The winning essay will be published in the SAR Magazine.
  1. The contest is for an original researched and proven topic written in English.  The topic of the essay shall deal with:  an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States ConstitutionDuring the 2013-14 and 2014-15 contest years only, to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, contestants may also choose a topic that relates to Magna Carta and its influence on the Revolution or one or more of the Founding Fathers.  Students must source at least five (5) references with the minimum of three being published book sources to allow for verification of sources if necessary.  References from Encyclopedias or Internet sites will be accepted, but are not considered as part of the three published book sources.   If there are no book sources (i.e. all are from encyclopedias or internet sources) the essay will be disqualified.
  2. The essay must have four parts: A) title page, B) essay pages, C) bibliography (works cited), and D) contestant's biography. The title page, bibliography and contestant's biography must be listed on separate pages and no reference to the contestant's name or information can be part of the Essay pages or Bibliography. Please follow these rules exactly. Essays that do not conform to the rules may be immediately disqualified.
    1. The title page must include the title of the essay, contestant's name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available). In addition, the title page must include the name, address, and telephone number of the high school in which the contestant is enrolled, and the contestant's grade level.
    2. The essay must have a minimum of 800 words and not exceed 1,200 words (excluding title page, footnotes, bibliography page, and biography page). (Word counts based on a word processor are acceptable). The First page of the Essay must include the title of the essay. (No contestant information must appear on these pages as they are separated and distributed to the judges for grading to prevent possible grading bias.) The essay must be typed double-spaced on white bond paper. No bindings or special covers are needed. Graphics are not permitted. An original copy of the essay must be submitted. Poor quality copies will not be accepted. Plagiarism will be grounds for immediate disqualification.
    3. The essay and bibliography must be documented in accordance with the Modern Language Association publication, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (see www.mla.org) or Kate L. Turabian's publication, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.
    4. The contestant's biography is limited to one page. Topics to be included in the biography are academic awards and achievements, school activities, community activities, and plans for college.
  3. Entries must be submitted to the Chapter/State deadline (usually by December 31 each year) (however some states have different deadlines therefore please contact the Chapter or State chairman to confirm the deadline and/or see the exceptions listed on our States contact webpage). The students must send their essay to the chapter or state chairman appropriate for their state that are listed on the States Contact page of our NSSAR Essay Website here.

NOTE:

Some Society or Chapter chairmen encourage the electronic submission of the essay.  When electronic submission is permitted, please confirm with the Society or Chapter what format the file should be in such as Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx.), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Portable Document Format (.pdf).

  1. Essays which meet the criteria in Rules 1-3 above will be accepted and judged equally on the following criteria:
    1. Historical accuracy
    2. Clarity of thought
    3. Organization and proven topic
    4. Grammar and spelling
    5. Documentation
  2. AWARDS: State and Chapter prizes vary. Please contact specific chairmen for more information.

National Society:

First place: $2,000; a winning recognition certificate and medal; $500 toward travel expenses and one night hotel stay for the winner and a chaperone at the SAR Annual Congress.

Second Place: $1,000

Third Place: $ 500

  1. The winning essay of the national contest will be submitted for publication in The SAR Magazine. Participants in this contest agree that their essay may be published in The SAR Magazine and on the NSSAR Knight Essay Contest webpage. Winning essay participants, on all levels, must supply a social security number or alien identification/green card number in order to receive their award.

  2. Participants in this contest agree that the interpretation of rules and decisions of the NSSAR and its judges must govern without reservation and that the decision of the Judges is final.  
     

    Questions regarding specific rules may be directed to the National Chairman.
    Michael J. Elston, Esq.
    P.O. Box 336
    Lorton VA 22199-0336
    E-mail:  elston [dot] saratgmail [dot] com

The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contacts

The George S. & Stella M. Knight
Essay Contacts in Our State Societies


If you cannot locate a Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in your area, the list below identifies a contact for the contest by State.

If the list does not indicate Chapter level participation please mail the essay directly to the State Contact listed.

All submissions must be in the hands of the Chapter Knight Essay Chairmen or, in the case where the State Society does not participate, the At Large Judge Dr. Robert E. Danneman by December 31st.

All Chapters must have their winning Knight Essay in the hands of the State Knight Essay Chairman by the end of February 1st.

 
All State Knight Essay Chairmen must have their winning Knight Essay in the hands of the National Society Chairman by March 1st. Essays received after the deadlines will be regretfully disqualified.

To locate a Chapter in your area, please send a letter, indicating the city and state or country where you reside with a self addressed [applicant's home address in top left corner], stamped [stamps in upper right corner please], business size (Number 10) envelope [self-adhesive, please - we sometimes receive 1000 a month!] enclosed, to the appropriate address in the listing of State Society contacts below.

Please note:  requests for information that do not include the self addressed, stamped envelope will not be answered.

For those listings where an E-mail contact is given, E-mail may be used to request local Chapter information instead of the letter correspondence.


The following links will Jump you to that part of the list:

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O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | International

 

State
Contact
Notes
AL
Alabama
Dr. Richard J. Erickson 
2220 Lizmar Ln
Montgomery, AL 36106.   
E-mail: richardjericksonatgmail [dot] com
Entries must be postmarked prior to
15 January
AK

Alaska

Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
 
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge: Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
AR
Arkansas

Jimmie D. Weber
113 Twisted Oaks Ct
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501) 262-0725
E-mail: jimmymacatflash [dot] net

Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
AZ
Arizona

Bob B. Alling, II
5317 N Monte Vista Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-7066
Phone: (602) 944-8811
E-mail: rballingIIataol [dot] com

Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
CA
California
Dr. M. Kent Gregory
3822 Denwood Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
E-mail: drkentgregoryatearthlink [dot] net
Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
CO
Colorado
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
CT
Connecticut

Damien Cregeau
 Phone: (203)-648-1730
E-mail: damien_cregeauathotmail [dot] com

Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
DE
Delaware
David Schrader, PhD.
Phone: (302) 266-0356
E-mail: dschradeatudel [dot] edu
Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
DC
District of Columbia
Robert Pollock
E-mail: r [dot] d [dot] pollockatatt [dot] net
Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December

Further information on website
FL]
Florida
John M. Stewart
1121 32nd Ave North,
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33704
Phone: (561) 313-4444
E-mail: 1965uvaatgmail [dot] com
Conducts contest at State level
Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 January
Further information on website:
http://www.flssar.org
GA
Georgia
Hall Martin
4448 Sandhurst Pl
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Phone: (770) 503-0913
E-mail: hallmart10atbellsouth [dot] net
Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to
18 January

Deadline may vary by Chapter
Visit State Website for further information.
HI
Hawaii
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
IA
Iowa
David A. Shannon
1105 S. 5th Ave W
Newton IA 50208-3512
Phone: (641) 792-1310
E-mail: dshann37atiowatelecom [dot] net
Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
ID
Idaho
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
IL
Illinois

Chairman, Franz Herder
4223 Sunnyside
Brookfield, IL 60513
Phone: (708)387-7805
E-mail: fherderatsbcglobal [dot] net

Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

15 February
IN
Indiana
Douglas Wilson
509 S. Sale St
Ellettsville, IN  47429
Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 KS
Kansas
Bobbie Arthur Hulse 
508 E Kansas Ave
McPherson, KS 67460
620-241-6402
healthyaltmcatcox [dot] net
Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
KY
Kentucky

John C. Barnett
3107 Limerick Ln
Louisville, KY 40242-2917
E-mail: jace760atyahoo [dot] com

Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 LA
Louisiana

Tony L. Vets
504 Oak St
Colfax, LA 71417
E-mail: tonyvetsatbellsouth [dot] net

Conducts contest at State level, not all Chapters participate

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 MA
Massachusett
s
Michael E. Fishbein, President
Massachusetts Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Post Office Box 17
Mendon, MA 01756
 
Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
MD
Maryland
C. Louis Raborg Jr. President MDSSAR
Knight Essay Chairman MDSSAR
714 Chestnut Hill Rd
Forest Hill, MD 21050
E-mail: raborg1989atverizon [dot] net
Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
ME
Maine

Wayne Mallar
103 Essex St
Bangor, ME 04401-5301
E-mail: Essex103ataol [dot] com

Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
MI
Michigan
William G Vette
11389 Oakwood Dr.
Jerome, MI 49249-9804
vwk1ataol [dot] com
Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
MN
Minnesota
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
MO
Missouri
Dale Schmidt
5624 Bradford Ct
Jefferson City, MO  65109
E-mail: schmidtda17atembarqmail [dot] com
Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
MS
Mississippi
Knight Essay Contest Committee
Henry Lee Ashcraft
P.O. Box 444
Horn Lake, MS 38637
Phone: (662) 393-0878
Conducts contest at Chapter level
Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
MT
Montana
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 NC
North Carolina
Stephen Morris
4653 Forest Highland Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
email: stephenmorris-saratnc [dot] rr [dot] com
Tel: 919-210-9005
Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
ND
North Dakota
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
NE
Nebraska

Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187

State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
NH
New Hampshire

Send to the At Large Judge

Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
NJ
New Jersey

Send to the At Large Judge

Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
NM
New Mexico

Ray Alexander
E-mail: anniealexatearthlink [dot] net

Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to Thursday

15 February
NV
Nevada
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge: Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
NY
New York
Knight Essay Contest Committee
Raynor B. Duncombe, Esq.
190 Main St
Middleburgh, NY 12122-6305
E-mail: workaholic45work2atyahoo [dot] com
Entries must be postmarked prior to
26 December
 OH
Ohio

Larry R. Perkins
101 Curtis Ln
St. Clairsville, OH 43950-1154
E-mail: perkins6275atsbcglobal [dot] net

Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
OK
Oklahoma

Pendleton Woods
541 31st St
Oklahoma, City, OK 73118-7334

Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
OR
Oregon
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 PA
Pennsylvania

Watson B. Lupher
1031 Scott Ave
Jeannette, PA 15644-1657
Phone: (724) 527-5917
E-mail: lupherwbatmsn [dot] com

Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
RI
Rhode Island
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 SC
South Carolina

Glenn Ohanesian
SCSSAR Knight Essay Committee
P.O. Box 2433
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-2433
Phone: (843) 626-7193
E-mail:OhanesianLawFirmatcs [dot] com

Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
SD
South Dakota
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 TN
Tennessee
Dr. George E. Pesely
334 Harold Dr.
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 648-9224
e-mail:  peselygatapsu [dot] edu
Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
TX
Texas

Joe A. Rice

PO Box 525

Manvel, TX 77578

proceduredocatgmail [dot] com

Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 UT
Utah
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
State does not participate. Contestants submit to the At Large Judge Dr. Danneman

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 VT
Vermont
Cpt Zachariah LaVerne Fike US Army
1st Vice-President, VTSSAR 
26 Decatur St
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (315) 523-3609
E-mail: crossfitnationathotmail [dot] com
Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
VA
Virginia
Scott A. Wagoner
P. O. Box 75
Occoquan, VA 22125
E-mail: swagoneratX4-LLC [dot] com
Conducts contest at Chapter level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
 WA
Washington
Gale Palmer
39322 Doerschlag Rd
Sprague, WA 99032-9649 
Phone: (509) 257-2634
 E-mail: palmerogro69ataol [dot] com
Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to
5 December
WV
West Virginia

Tom Galloway
PO Box 697
Huntington, WV 25711-0697
E-mail: tgallowayatMARSHALL [dot] EDU

Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December
WI
Wisconsin

Knight Essay Contest Committee
LTC Thomas Pelham Curtis, II
N56W21796 Silver Spring Dr
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-5331
Phone: (262)703-0807
E-mail: thebruceatexecpc [dot] com

Entries must be postmarked prior to
31 December 
WY
Wyoming
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
Conducts contest at State level

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
Guilford Courthouse Flag
Int'l Society
Send to the At Large Judge
Dr. Robert Earl Danneman
4275 NE 19th Ave
Ocala FL 34479-3187
RESIDENCE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (THIS INCLUDES THE US TERRITORIES)

Entries must be postmarked prior to

31 December
State
Contact
 

 

 

The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest Example

2001-2002 First Place Essay

by
NATIONAL WINNER
Ms. Stephanie Condon

 

Withstanding the Test of Time


Sponsored by: the California Society



Withstanding the Test of Time.

According to legend, as the exulted Benjamin Franklin stepped out of the last session of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September of 1787, a curious woman queried, "What kind of government have you given us, Dr. Franklin?"  Franklin answered, "A Republic, Madam, if you can keep it."1  Remarkably, over 200 years later, the United States has kept its constitution, and the republic for which it was created has flourished.  While fledgling democracies across the continents have modeled the frameworks of their governments after the U.S. Constitution, America's system of democracy remains spectacularly unique and successful, largely due to its constitution.  The framers of the Constitution created an adaptable instrument of government which withstands the test of time through a system of checks and balances and separation of powers.

At the Constitutional Convention, the framers set out to develop a form of government stronger than a confederation; it could not be unitary though, otherwise the states would not ratify it.  They borrowed ideas from both of these forms of government to form a federal republic.  Once federalism was decided upon to unify the states without constraining them, the next step in developing a lasting constitution was creating a separation of powers.   James Madison wrote in The Federalist, No. 47, "No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty, than that ... the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands ... may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."2  The framers ingeniously wove into the Constitution three ways to ensure a clear separation of powers among the three branches of government.   First, the leaders in the different branches come to power in different ways; the president is elected through a national election, the congressmen are elected on a state level, and the federal judges are appointed to their positions.   Next, the bureaucracy is appointed by the president but only by the consent of the Senate.  Also, each power serves for a different amount of time.   This keeps the powers separate by ensuring that a majority party can only take control over part of the government at one time.3  For instance, the Republicans controlled the House of Representatives after the election in 1994, but President Clinton would represent the Democrats in the executive branch for at least two more years.  By separating powers between the states and the federal government, and by separating the federal powers among three equal and independent branches of government, the framers of the Constitution laid the foundations of a durable democracy.

The framers further developed this foundation of democracy through a system of checks and balances.  They were aware that "the great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others ... Ambition must be made to counteract ambition."4  Though the legislative branch creates laws, it is up to the executive branch to enforce them and the judicial branch to interpret them.

The judicial branch's ability to interpret the law is essential to the adaptable nature of the Constitution.  The Supreme Court case of Marbury vs. Madison (1803), which took place during the influential Marshall Court, established the constitutional principle of judicial review.5   It was asserted that the Court may strike down state as well as federal laws and that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land.  This case was significant because judicial review gives the right to interpret the Constitution to the branch of government which is the most unaffected by political parties or public opinion.   The Court also is most fit for this job because they have the best knowledge of the law.  Judicial review is still an important part of the way the United States democracy works, as demonstrated by the 2000 presidential elections.   Though the correct course of action regarding the slate of electoral voters to be chosen for the state of Florida was widely disputed, the final outcome depended on a ruling by the Supreme Court.  Many people believe that the "...epoch of the election of the President of the United States may be considered as a crisis in the affairs of the nation"6 yet even this year's election was far from a crisis because of the stability of the Constitution.  The Constitution also remains adaptable to society because of the option of adding an amendment.   During the Revolutionary period, not all were fans of the proposed Constitution.   The Antifederalists" most telling criticism of the Constitution was its failure to include a bill of rights.7  The Bill of Rights was eventually added to the Constitution and are the first ten amendments.  As proof of the constant relevance of the Constitution in American society, seventeen amendments have since been added.

Thomas Paine declared that "...government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one..."8 By these standards, the United States government is far from the worst possible state, as the Constitution has lasted throughout the federal government's entire existence.  The United States Constitution is assuredly vital to the success of this country and will always remain so.

1 James MacGregor Burns, Thomas E. Cronin, David B. Magleby, J.W. Peltason, Government by the People (Upper Saddle River, 1998)
2 James Madison, The Federalist, No. 47
3 James MacGregor Burns, Thomas E. Cronin, David B. Magleby, J.W. Peltason, Government by the People (Upper Saddle River, 1998)
4 James Madison, The Federalist, No. 51
5 James MacGregor Burns, Thomas E. Cronin, David B. Magleby, J.W. Peltason, Government by the People (Upper Saddle River, 1998)
6 AIexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (New York, 1972)
7 Herbert J. Storing, ed. The Anti-Federalist writing by the Opponents of the Constitution (Chicago, 1985)
8 Thomas Paine, Common Sense (London, 1976)

Works Cited

1. James MacGregor Burns, Thomas E. Cronin, David B. Magleby, J.W. Peltason, Government by the People (Upper Saddle River, 1998)
2. James Madison, The Federalist, No. 47
3. James Madison, The Federalist, No. 51
4. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (New York, 1972)
5. Herbert J. Storing, ed. The Anti-Federalist writing by the Opponents of the Constitution (Chicago, 1985)
6. Thomas Paine, Common Sense (London, 1976)

 

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

Eagle Scout MedalOpen to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.   (The application year is the calendar year, 01 Jan. to 31 Dec.)   The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted.  College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship.  Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First Place winner - $8,000.00; Runner-up - $4,000.00; 2nd runner-up - $2,000.00.  You may apply more than one year if you meet the age requirements but no more than $8,000.00 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout.

Entrants need to complete only one application -- the one for the chapter competition.  If it is a winner it is then used for the state competition, and if it is a winner again it is used for the national competition.

 

The application consists of:

1. The two page application form
2. The Four Generation ancestor chart.
3. The 500 word Patriotic Theme

Prizes and recognitions may also be awarded at the SAR Chapter and State levels.

Note: Applications are accepted during a calendar year for Scholarships to be awarded in the Spring of the following year.  Your State Chairman can give you specific deadlines for receipt of applications at Chapter and/or State levels.  See our previous contest awardees.

The competition is conducted in three phases, local (Chapter), State (Society), and National.  The competition is usually entered through the Chapter level.  In some cases, the competition may be entered at the State level.  You may not enter at the National level.

Required Forms downloads:

Listed as Attachements Below:

Note:  Each of the two forms should be printed as two sided if possible.

 

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship Contacts

 

The Arthur M. & Berdena King
Eagle Scout Scholarship Contacts
by State Society


 

When writing or e-mailing a State Eagle Scout Chairman please include the full name of the Eagle Scout, his address, telephone number and Board of Review date.

The following links will take you to the subject listed.


The following links will Jump you to that part of the list: 

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State
Contact
  AL
Alabama
Blake C. Stephenson
807 Missouri Street
Tuscumbia, AL  35674
(256) 710-0556
blakestephensonatbellsouth [dot] net
AK
Alaska

No Contact 

AR
Arkansas

Allen J. Bush
P. O. Box 246
Blytheville, AR 72316
E-mail: ajb1atswbell [dot] net

AZ
Arizona

Ed Koeneman

Email: edkoenemanatgmail [dot] com

  CA
California

 

Gary Jensen
17551 Sandy Terrace
Riverside  CA  92504-6037
TEL:  951-314-9730
E-Mail:  garyatjensenmyway [dot] com

See State Website

CO
Colorado
Matt Maranto
8926 Ridgepoint Way
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Home: 303-708-1136
Cell: 720-980-9675
marantoataol [dot] com
CT
Connecticut

Tim Wilkins
18 Rice Road
Woodbridge CT 06525
E-mail: bluenote517ataol [dot] com

  DE
Delaware
DESSAR State Secretary
P.O. Box 7345
Wilmington, DE 19803
secretaryatdessar [dot] org
DC
District of Columbia

Richard Patten

E-mail: Dick [dot] pattenatme [dot] com

  FL]
Florida
Donald B Cahill   
110th Avenue North 
Naples, FL  34108 
Email: dcahill37athotmail [dot] com
Phone 239-597-8896
  GA
Georgia
Bill Coffeen
Eagle Chairman
3799 Westwick Ct., NW, 
Kennesaw, GA 30152-3193
Telephone: 770-419-2549 
EMail: billcoffeenatgmail [dot] com
  HI
Hawaii
Rick Bratt   
POB 1286
Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: 808-864-5634
E-mail: rickbrattatgmail [dot] com
  IA
Iowa

David A. Shannon
1105 S. 5th Avenue W.
Newton, IA 50208-3512
Phone: (641) 792-1310
E-mail: dshann37atiowatelecom [dot] net

ID
Idaho
Paul H. Calverley
9396 W. Pandion Ct.
Boise, Idaho   83714
E-mail: phcalverleyatgmail [dot] com
IL
Illinois
George Tinkham
423 W. Vine St., 
Springfield IL 62704
IN
Indiana

Randy J. Hillenburg
3960 East 58th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
E-mail: derburgsatcomcast [dot] net

  KS
Kansas
Allan Boyce
4107 Grand Ave
Leavenworth, KS 66048 
Phone: 913-651-2147 
E-mail: allan [dot] boyceatus [dot] army [dot] mil
KY
Kentucky

Lucien H Rice
 1341 Copper Creek Dr
 Lexington, KY  40514-1271
E-mail: clr56attwc [dot] com

  LA
Louisiana
Robert G. Hess
331 Gen. Mouton Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
Email: robert [dot] hessatlusfiber [dot] net
  MA
Massachusetts
Edgar Stickley Hoak
31 Swing Drive
Berkley, MA 02779
ehoakatmassar [dot] org
(508) 823-3187

MASSAR Eagle Scout Page

MD
Maryland
 Capt. Jonathan Streett
Maryland State SAR Eagle Scout Chairman
E-mail: eagle-scoutatmarylandsar [dot] org
410 563-6076
ME
Maine

Wayne Mallar
103 Essex St
Bangor, ME  04401
essex103ataol [dot] com

MI
Michigan

Gerald Burkland
7600 Trumbower TR
Burkland Pines, MI 48746
E-mail: bftbattds [dot] net

MN
Minnesota
John Charles Sassaman
32919 Park Trail
Center City MN 55012-7631
651-226-4452
E-Mail: sassamanjohnatgmail [dot] com
MO
Missouri
Clifford Olsen
1011 Boonville Rd.
Jefferson City, MO  65109 
(P) 573-635-5508
E-mail: cliffordolsenatembarqmail [dot] com
MS
Mississippi
Chauncey R. Godwin
2730 Northplace Drive
Tupelo, MS 38804
(P) 662-844-4888
heavenly_hamatbellsouth [dot] net
MT
Montana
R. G. Montgomery
1121 Cherry Drive
Bozeman MT 59715
E-mail: rgmontyatq [dot] com
  NC
North Carolina
Stephen (“Steve”) Wayne Thrasher
            7598 Firethorn Drive
            Fayetteville, NC  28311
            gpw42atyahoo [dot] com
            (912) 332-2500
ND
North Dakota
Chuck Childs
4201 Elm Avenue, Apt. 312
Rapid City, SD, 57701
Phone Number is 605-721-1800
Email is:   drummer90atrushmore [dot] com
NE
Nebraska
Merle A. Rudebusch
4483 Sherman
Lincoln NE 68506
E-mail: MRUDEBUSCHatneb [dot] rr [dot] com
NH
New Hampshire

John H. Moore
31 Logging Hill Road
Bow NH 03304-3719
Phone: (603) 224-4881
E-mail: KB1CSIatcomcast [dot] net

NJ
New Jersey
William Schmitz
1542 Old Egg Harbor Rd. 
Mays Landing, N.J. 08330
E-mail: wfschmitzatyahoo [dot] com
NM
New Mexico

Jim Libbin

Email: jlibbinatad [dot] nmsu [dot] edu

NV
Nevada

Daniel L. Orr II, DDS
2040 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89102
E-mail: dlorriiatgmail [dot] com

NY
New York
David M. Shields, Jr.
59 Dart Street
East Rockaway, NY  11518-1736
Email: DMS59Dartataol [dot] com
  OH
Ohio

William (Tony) Robinson.
1995 Ottawa Dr.
Circleville, OH 43113-9176.
E-mail: WROBINSON3atcolumbus [dot] rr [dot] com

OK
Oklahoma

Bill Gaddis
2431 E. 51st St
Tulsa OK 74150
E-mail: bgaddis630ataol [dot] com

OR
Oregon
Robert Bogardus
4675 Goodpasture Loop Apt 143
Eugene, Oregon 97401-1569
Phone: (541) 743-1776
Email: xchequer1ataol [dot] com
  PA
Pennsylvania

Ernest L. Sutton
5618 Summit Court
Export, PA 15632-9275
Phone: (724) 302-9408
E-mail: SAReagle1ataol [dot] com

 RI
Rhode Island
John W. Adams
131 Spencer Woods Drive
East Greenwich, RI 02818
401-886-9078
JWAdams148ataol [dot] com
  SC
South Carolina
Douglas B. Doster
480 Winding Brook Drive
Cameron, S.C. 29030
Phone: 843-645-9356
Email: toyboydougathotmail [dot] com
SD
South Dakota
Chuck Childs
4201 Elm Avenue, Apt. 312
Rapid City, SD, 57701
Phone: 803-823-2824
Email is:   drummer90atrushmore [dot] com
  TN
Tennessee
Glenn J. Taylor 
4812 Cynthia Ln.
Murfreesboro, TN  37127
(615) 895-1812
talltaylorduoatyahoo [dot] com
TX
Texas
Arthur Munford
205 Merlin
 Victoria, TX  77904
Email: goaggiesatsuddenlink [dot] net
Phone: 361-935-7720
  UT
Utah

Paul L. Child, DDS
557 West 4800 South
Ogden UT 84405
E-mail: drpaulchildsratgmail [dot] com

  VT
Vermont
Dwight Ashley DeCoster
468 VT Rte 15
Underhill, VT 05489
Phone: (802) 316-2650
Email: dwight [dot] decosteratgmail [dot] com
VA
Virginia

Lance Lyngar
8955 Jasmine Court
Manassas, VA  20110-4303
E-mail: lyngarlatverizon [dot] net

Virginia Society Eagle Scout Page

  WA
Washington

Donald Wingerson
3700 32nd Av W
Seattle WA 98199
E-mail: mrdHW70atcomcast [dot] net

WV
West Virginia
Ted Cox
96 Oak Drive
Parkersburg, WV  26104       
PH: 304/464-5092
C : 304/893-7143
Email: kootagaatsuddenlink [dot] net
WI
Wisconsin
Robert Granger
2521 Bootmaker Dr
Beloit, WI 53511
E-mail: rlgranger7atcharter [dot] net
WY
Wyoming

Rodger A Salzman
810 Elk Street
Kemmerer WY 83101-3525
rasalzmanatatt [dot] net

 
United Kingdom Society

Jeffrey L. Hedges
626 Fulham Road
London SW6 5RS, UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: hedgeslonathotmail [dot] com

  Guilford Courthouse Flag
Int'l Society

T. Rex Legler II, O.D.
4630 North Chatham Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404-1319
E-mail: t [dot] legleriiatcomcast [dot] net

State
Contact

 

ROTC / JROTC Recognition Program

 



               

 For info about the Navy Sea Cadet Corps click here or see the link below


Program and Contest Information

 

The SAR awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the "citizen-soldier", exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.  This award is presented by a Chapter, a State Society, or the National Society to ROTC or JROTC cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.  The recipients are selected by the Commanding Officer of the ROTC or JROTC unit, who should be given full latitude in making the selection.

The SAR ROTC Medal is approved by the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force.  Each service has notified its ROTC and JROTC units of this approval and has authorized presentation to its cadets or midshipmen.  For information regarding support for the U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) you can follow the link at the bottom of this page.

For ROTC or JROTC units with fewer than 500 cadets or midshipmen one medal will be awarded each year.  For larger units, one medal may be presented for each 500 students enrolled in the unit.  In cases where a school has more than one ROTC or JROTC unit, each unit is counted separately.   It is desirable to have a medal and ribbon bar on display in a trophy case at each school where it is presented.  This will serve as an incentive to the students and publicize the SAR ROTC program as well.

To view the awards click   JROTC Medals / Ribbons

The ROTC medal is struck on a circular planchet.  The obverse shows a Minuteman holding a rifle and standing next to a plow, with the Liberty Bell in the background.  It is inscribed with the letters "ROTC".   The reverse is inscribed "Awarded for Leadership, Soldierly Bearing and Excellence to _____________."  The medal is suspended from a ribbon of the SAR Colors.  A ribbon bar in the SAR colors is included and a certificate is available as well.

The Silver ROTC Medal is presented only to students in a college or university ROTC unit.  No recipient may receive it more than once.  No miniature medal is available.  The medal was authorized in 1933.

The Bronze JROTC Medal was authorized in 1965, and is presented only to students in secondary school JROTC.  No recipient may receive it more than once.   No miniature medal is available.


 

The Enhanced JROTC Program

In 1997, President General Carl K. Hoffmann, authorized the enhancement of the JROTC program.  Each SAR chapter will now select an Outstanding JROTC Cadet and enter that cadet into their State Society's Outstanding JROTC Cadet program.


The winner of the State competition will be entered into the National Outstanding JROTC Recognition program.   The winner of the national program will receive a special award at the SAR's National Congress.

The National SAR award is to be presented to the Outstanding Cadet in their next to last year of JROTC (a Third Year Cadet [11th grade] in a four year program).   For a three year JROTC program, a Second Year Cadet may be selected.

Whenever possible, presentation will be made by a member of the SAR at the unit's Spring Awards program.

The enhanced JROTC program has several objectives:

1.  To identify and recognize Outstanding JROTC Cadets at the Chapter, State Society, and National Society levels.  The program has been designed to allow all candidates to be evaluated equally, regardless of the Military Service they represent.

2.  To encourage SAR members to make a personal presentation of the JROTC medal to Outstanding JROTC student in the nation

3.  To encourage SAR chapters to work with JROTC units to determine how best to encourage and recognize these outstanding student citizens and therefore support this exceptional national youth program.


 

Awards at the Various Levels:

Each cadet chosen to win the award at the JROTC unit level will receive the SAR JROTC (Bronze) Medal.

If there is a Chapter contest (because more than one unit participates in the chapter area) the Outstanding Cadet of the SAR chapter may receive a bronze medallion on a neck ribbon and a ribbon bar with a gold frame and a bronze star to wear on the ribbon bar. The local chapter may also provide a nominal monetary award. If only one unit enters the contest, that entry must go through the chapter for approval in order to advance to the State level contest.

The Outstanding Cadet of the SAR State Society may receive a silver medallion on a neck ribbon, a gold frame for the ribbon bar and a silver star for the ribbon bar. The state society may also provide a monetary award.

The Outstanding Cadet of the Nation will receive a gold medallion on a neck ribbon, a gold frame for the ribbon bar and a gold star for wear on the ribbon bar. As stated above, the National Society will provide a cash award of two thousand dollars ($2,000) and up to one thousand dollars in travel expense funds.

The medals with the suspension ribbon and colored star are discontinued as superfluous.

The 2nd place national award recipient will receive a cash award of $1,000.00 from the NSSAR.

The 3rd place national award recipient will receive a cash award of $500.00 from the NSSAR

For further information about the program in your area contact the SAR contact in your State's Society.


 

See a list of our Previous National Winners

US Navy Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) Recognition Program

 

US Navy Sea Cadets

US Navy Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC)


Effective June 15, 1998 the US Navy Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is no longer eligible to receive the SAR JROTC (Bronze) Medal.  The NSCC is an outstanding program and should be supported by recognizing the Outstanding NSCC Cadet with the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal, which is shown below.


Good Citizenship Medal

The SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal recognizes persons whose achievements are noteworthy in their school, community or state.  This medal is awarded to both adults and minors.

This medal is authorized for presentation to the US Navy Sea Cadet Corps, to an Outstanding Cadet nominated by his/her Commanding Officer.   The award is in recognition of the Cadet's Leadership, Military Bearing, and Excellence of Character, Scholarship, and Citizenship.

The medal is bronze, struck on a circular planchet and on the obverse is depicted a Minuteman holding a rifle, with a plow and the Liberty Bell in the background.  It is inscribed, with the letters, "Good Citizenship Medal".   The reverse is inscribed "Our inspiration is from the past, our duty is in the present, our hope is in the future."  It is suspended from a ribbon of the SAR colors.  A certificate of recognition accompanies the medal.

 

                  

JROTC & ROTC State Contacts

ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program Contacts
by State Society

 


 

If you cannot locate your local contact for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in your area, the list below identifies a contact for each State Society.

For information about the ROTC and JROTC recognition programs please contact the individual listed below for your State.

The following links will Jump you to that part of the list:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N |

O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

State
Contact

AL
Alabama

Richard H. Wells
 Chairman, ALSSAR JROTC Program
 137 E Poplar St
 Prattville, AL  36066
Phone: (334) 358-2756
E-mail: vierzonatcharter [dot] net

AK

Alaska

Walter W. John
6552 Lakeway Dr
Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone: (907) 243-4768
E-mail: walterwjohnatyahoo [dot] com

AR
Arkansas

J. W. Montgomery
Medals and Awards Chairman, ARSSAR
137 Jeri Ln
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 492-6333
E-mail: jamontatmymtnhome [dot] com

AZ
Arizona

John W. Lyons  
AZSSAR JROTC Chairman
 Phone: (520) 518-5688 
E-mail: lyonsj5267atyahoo [dot] com 

CA
California

James Fosdyck
JROTC Chairman
9772 Catherine Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92841-3840
Phone: (714) 530-0767
E-mail: jfosdyckatsbcglobal [dot] net

CO
Colorado

John C. Luedecke
4717 Hackamore Dr North
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: (719) 433-4319
E-mail: jcjmlatme [dot] com

CT
Connecticut

David Perkins
3 Clearview Ave
Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (203) 797-1967
E-mail: dperkins8atatt [dot] net

DE
Delaware

Davis Lee Wright
Chairman ROTC / JROTC
P.O. Box 8096
Wilmington, DE  19803
Phone: (302) 584-1686
E-mail: davis [dot] wrightatverizon [dot] net

DC
District of Columbia

Peter Arnett Dixon
DCSSAR JROTC Chairman
111 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314-7428
Phone: (703) 549-7428
E-mail: peterdixonatcomcast [dot] net

Col Robert (Rob) D. Pollock USAF (Ret.)
DCSSAR ROTC Chairman
3504 Wilson St
Fairfax, VA 22030-2936
Phone: (703) 385-6135
E-mail: robert [dot] d [dot] pollockatgmail [dot] com

FL]
Florida

James L. Gibson, Jr.
49 Bamboo Lane
Largo, FL  33770
Phone: (727) 581-2709
E-mail: mp18phtatgmail [dot] com 

GA
Georgia

LCDR David G. Jessel
10 College St
Newnan, GA 30263-2006
Phone: (770) 254-8579
E-mail: PTLJesselatcharter [dot] net

HI
Hawaii

COL Arthur N. Tulak GS, USA
HISSAR ROTC Chairman
c/o 745 Fort St, Ste 311
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 438-7553
Cell:  (808) 469-0058
E-mail:  arthur [dot] n [dot] tulak [dot] milatmail [dot] nil

Christopher Tourtellot
HISSAR JROTC Chairman
c/o 745 Fort St, Ste 311
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone Cell: (808) 492-8850
E-mail: tallturtleatyahoo [dot] com

IA
Iowa

Mike Rowley
Chairman Iowa ROTC Committee
1825 NW 129th St
Clive, IA 50325
Phone: (515) 975-0498
E-mail: MJR1825atgmail [dot] com

ID
Idaho

Lt Col Charles M. James, USAF (Ret.)
4356 N 1400 E
Buhl, ID  83316-5233
Phone: (208) 543-8116
E-mail: charlesjamesatidahosar [dot] org

IL
Illinois

CDR Dale Bottom, USNR (Ret.)
606 Burr Ridge Club Dr
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone (630) 887-7465
E-mail: d [dot] bottomatcomcast [dot] net

IN
Indiana

Robert D. Howell, Sr.
INSSAR JROTC/ROTC Chairman
419 Boyd Ln
    Bedford, IN 47421
E-mail: howell1938athpcisp [dot] com

 KS
Kansas

Martin S. Klotzbach
5013 SW 26th Ter
Topeka, KS  66614-1419
Phone: (785) 272-6164
E-mail: msksarataol [dot] com

KY
Kentucky

Tom Geimeier
Chairman, ROTC/JROTC Program
5936 Vice Ln
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone: (859) 760-8832
E-mail: tgeimeieratinsightbb [dot] com

 LA
Louisiana

Arthur E. Lamm, Jr
Chairman, LASSAR JROTC Committee
10547 Ridgely Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
E-mail: ablamm123ataol [dot] com

 MA
Massachusett
s

William E. "Bill" Battles III USMC
33 Marlboro Road
Brewster, MA 02631-2857
Phone: (508) 896-5927
Cell: (508) 737-7561
E-mail: WEBattlesIIIatmassar [dot] org

MD
Maryland

George Satterthwaite, II
513 Holly Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744-6606
Phone: (301) 292-1658
E-mail: gs2ndataol [dot] com

ME
Maine

Wayne H. Mallar
103 Essex St
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 942-6486
E-mail: essex103ataol [dot] com

MI
Michigan

CDR Laurence Herman USN (Ret.)
MISSAR Secretary
1835 Stonycroft Ln
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304
Phone: (248) 496-0224
E-mail: lthermanatgmail [dot] com

MN
Minnesota

LTC John Hallberg Jones
2700 E. Minnehaha Pkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 721-4725
E-mail: JohnatGoodNewsProductions [dot] us

MO
Missouri

Russell F. DeVenney, Jr.
5026 S Hunter Ct
Columbia, MO 65203-9227
Phone: (573) 446-1382
E-mail: rfdjr1atcenturytel [dot] net

MS
Mississippi

Dr. Andrew M. Jones
809 Pecan St
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662) 843-9088
Cell: (662) 719-6398
E-mail: amjones1atoutlook [dot] com

MT
Montana

Roscoe Montgomery
1121 Cherry Dr
Bozeman, MT  59715
Phone: (406) 586-2526

 NC
North Carolina

Guy Chamberlain, III
NCSSAR ROTC/JROTC Chair
6332 Woodleigh Oaks Dr
Charlotte, NC 28226
Phone: (704) 543-0720
Cell: (704)-995-6580
E-mail: gchamberlainatearthlink [dot] net ( gchamberlainatearthlink [dot] net)

ND
North Dakota

Keith T. Johnson, D.V.M.
DASSAR Secretary
2436 Canyon Lake Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702-2402
Phone: (605) 343-0596
E-mail: ktjohnatrapidnet [dot] com

NE
Nebraska

Maj John T. Parsons USAR (Ret.)
1512 Beechwood Ave
Papillion, NE  68133-2506
Phone: (402) 339-7565
E-mail: parsonilatq [dot] com

NH
New Hampshire

James Veach

NHSSAR Awards Committee

AwardsatNHSSAR [dot] org

NJ
New Jersey

LTC Chris Sands USA Ret.
44 Roger Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone: (Cell)  (908) 868-1347
E-mail: chrissands44ataol [dot] com

NM
New Mexico

MGYSGT Andrew (Drew) Lyngar USMCR Ret.
200-3 McCombs Rd Box 86
Chaparral, NM  88081
Phone: (636) 295-2154
E-mail: alyngaratearthlink [dot] net

NV
Nevada

John E. Harney, Jr.
1815 Westwind Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146-0304
Phone: (702) 870-3042
E-mail: jjrharneyatgmail [dot] com

NY
New York

Brent Downing
ESSSAR JROTC Chairman
Fairport, NY
Phone: (585) 377-8416
E-mail: bwd65atme [dot] com

 OH
Ohio

Maj. Terry Whetstone, USAF (Ret.)
1761 Golfview Dr
Springfield, OH 45502-7201
Phone: (937) 399-8848
E-mail: tawhetstoneatsbcglobal [dot] net

OK
Oklahoma

LtC. R. Glyn Trimble
OKSSAR ROTC Chairman
37 Saint Andrews Cir
Broken Arrow, OK 74011-1128
E-mail: rgtrimbleatcox [dot] net

OR
Oregon

Roger K. Swim
1400 Candlelight Dr SPC 136
Eugene, OR 97402-7410
Phone: (541) 688-8468
E-mail: swimpdxatcomcast [dot] net

 PA
Pennsylvania

Raynold (Ray) L. Prusia, Sr.
PASSAR ROTC/JROTC Chair
11310 Hunters Ridge Blvd. #1
Meadville, PA 16335-6390
Phone: (814)-807-1022
Cell: (814)-547-2730
E-mail: prusiaatreagan [dot] com

RI - no web site
Rhode Island

Maj John C. (JC) Collins USAF (Ret.)
21 Highland Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 433-4998
Cell: (401) 524-1720
E-mail: john1297atcox [dot] net

 SC
South Carolina

Norman B. Pigeon
210 Musgrove Rd
Clinton, SC 29325-2348
Phone: (864) 833-4404
E-mail: nbpigeonatyahoo [dot] com

SD
South Dakota

Keith T. Johnson, D.V.M.
DASSAR Secretary
2436 Canyon Lake Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702-2402
Phone: (605) 343-0596
E-mail: ktjohnatrapidnet [dot] com

 TN
Tennessee

Dr. Raymond A.Clapsadle, MSgt USMC (Ret.)
48 Redthorn Cove
Cordova, TN  38018
Phone: (901) 754-6383
E-mail: raclpsdlatatt [dot] net

TX
Texas

John Kenton Thompson
10 Gate Hill Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Phone: (281) 367-9627
E-mail: johnkthompsonatrocketmail [dot] com

 UT - no web site
Utah

Maj Kit K. Workman USAF (Ret.)   
2067 West 470 North  
West Point, UT 84015
Phone: (801) 402-8200
E-mail: kworkman1ataol [dot] com 

 VT
Vermont

LTC James Lambert Barr US Army (Ret.)
VTSSAR ROTC Program Chairman
21 Chase St
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 860-9926
E-mail: jlbarrataol [dot] com
 
CPT Zachariah LaVerne Fike, US Army 
VTSSAR JROTC Program Chairman
26 Decatur St
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (315) 523-3609
E-mail: crossfitnationathotmail [dot] com

VA
Virginia

Spurgeon C. Keith
5107 Hunting Hills Dr
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
Phone: (540) 725-4321
E-mail: sckeithjratcox [dot] net

 WA
Washington

CDR Alan Mandigo USN Ret.
WASSAR ROTC/JROTC Chair
4610 29th Ave. NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
Phone: (253)-571-3094
Home: (253)-568-6544
Cell: (253)-241-9502
E-mail: cdrammatoutlook [dot] com

WV
West Virginia

Ronald Barnes
ROTC / JROTC Representative
914 Moyer Rd
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 422-5065
E-mail: okey39atfrontier [dot] com

WI
Wisconsin

Randolf Lee Will
9706 Alderson St Apt 8
Schofield, WI 54476
Phone: (715) 348-6847
E-mail: trapperiveracresatpeoplepc [dot] com

WY
Wyoming

Ronald Steffensmeier
Wyoming ROTC Chairman
1444 East Sunlight Dr
Casper, WY 82601-5059
Phone: (307) 235-4769
E-mail:  DblDimondataol [dot] com

State
Contact

 

 

ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program Selection Process

 


Selection criteria (primarily left up to the Senior Military Science Instructor) should include merit in patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship and general excellence.

An application ( Nomination form with attachments) should be completed by the Senior Military Science Instructor and forwarded to the local SAR contact on all nominees.  The Nomination form is available for download at the bottom of this page.

For the State contest each cadet must submit an original essay on the topic "How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States".   The essay may be done on a computer, typewriter, or by hand (in black ink).   This essay will also be used in the National contest.  If there is a Chapter contest, Chapters may also require this essay.

 

            

 

You can find the Nomination Form here

ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program Timetable

 

At the beginning of the school year each Chapter should contact the Senior or District Instructor of the local JROTC unit(s).  Throughout the year the chapter should remain in contact with the administrators of the school and the JROTC unit, providing support for other programs and discussing plans for this program.  The chapter should have the school administration, along with the instructors of the JROTC unit, evaluate candidates based on the criteria listed below and select one nominee for each JROTC unit (battalion, squadron, etc.).  If the chapter supports several JROTC units, it should run a local contest to select the best cadet, since only one cadet per chapter may advance to the state competition.  The chapter contest must have only SAR members as judges, and all contests should be administered using the guidelines listed below.

All State Society Contests must be completed and the National Contest entry packet must be forwarded to the NSSAR Executive Director to be in his office No later than May 1 each year.  As soon as the Outstanding Cadet in the Nation is selected the Chapter sponsoring that cadet will be contacted so that it can coordinate the Cadet's travel to the NSSAR Annual Congress.

The cadet will be flown to the NSSAR Congress to attend, receive his / her award, and be recognized by the National Society Sons of the American Revolution.  The award will be the National JROTC Medallion and a check for $1,000.00.

An additional amount, not to exceed $1,000.00, of expense money will be provided to pay for the combined travel, taxi to and from the airport, hotel and related meals for both the Cadet and his / her chaperone.  Expenses in excess of the $1,000.00 will be the responsibility of the Cadet.  It is suggested that additional assistance might be made available from the sponsoring Chapter or Society - but it is not mandatory.  The travel expenses related to the respective State Conventions will be at the discretion of the said State Societies.

 

            

Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest

Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest
The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest

 

The National Society SAR Americanism Committee is pleased to announce the National Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest.  The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum.  
 
This contest is directed at students in the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system - including ecumenical and home schooled students. This completion was begun to aid studies at the school grades following elementary school and before the sophomore grade in high school.  If the American Revolution period of American History is technically not specifically covered during these middle school grades, an entry will still be accepted for the competition by the state society.
 
The contest is also open to Scouts (Boys & Girls) and members of the C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution) who are in the same grades but whose school system may not be participating in the contest.  In the case where the local school system, or its equivalent, is participating, the young person must enter the contest through the school and not as a separate entry.  
 
The topic/theme for the Middle School Brochure Contest is the same as the topic/theme for the Elementary School Poster Contest in a specific School Year.  The topic/theme for the Poster and the Brochure Contests is set by the NSSAR Americanism Committee annually at the Spring Leadership Meeting.  Beginning in 2013, the Committee began to select the annual topic to coincide with the location of the upcoming Annual Congress.  The upcoming topic/theme will continue to be announced after the winning posters and winning brochures are recognized at each Congress, the hope is that by having up to 3 years of future themes available, compatriots will be better able to work with local schools in planning curricula and thus increase participation in these contests.
 
The topic for the contest is:
 

"The Foundational Documents of the United States"

These include:
Articles of Confederation
Declaration of Independence
Constitution
Federalist Papers
Bill of Rights
 
 
The Official name of the Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest is: The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest.  The hope is that some student will ask:
Who was Moses Adams?
 
Which will open up a teaching moment for teachers and SAR Compatriots on the ultimate sacrifice men have made so that we can experience the freedom we enjoy.  
 
“Sgt. Adams was with the 13th Massachusetts Regiment.  He died at Valley Forge.  He did not do anything historically significant other than to give his life for our freedom, along with 25,000 other men.  This contest is so named in their honor, and the families who suffered their loss for generations.”
 

The Brochure Contest rules and Resource Material Can be found here.

Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest Rules

 
Rules for Contest Entrants: 
  1. Open to students in the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system - including ecumenical and home schooled students.  A student can only enter once during these school grades.   One Brochure per student - Not by a group
  2. The brochures must conform to the yearly theme
  3. Brochure size: The brochures must be made from a single 8 ½” x 11” piece of blank printer paper. The paper should be folded according to the instructions provided for the contest. The content of the various panels of the brochure should align with the instructions provided. (See under Resource Material below ‘SAR Brochure Panels Explained’ - page 4 of 9 page Guide)
  4. Paper thickness: The thickness of paper in the US is commonly expressed on the package of paper as the “weight”. For the purposes of the contest, choose 8 ½” x 11” paper with a ‘weight’ of 32 lbs. or less. [Construction paper is usually too thick – over 32 lbs., but may be used providing the Brochure can be tri-folded]  Paper color: White paper is most common, but pastel, or color paper is acceptable.
  5. Artwork: All artwork on brochures should be hand drawn. Do not paste pictures from magazines, books, or the Internet onto the brochure. Do not use clip art. Tracing is permissible and simple drawings that represent complex concepts are encouraged for those who may doubt their artistic skills. Ideas are the most important element in these brochures and the art is merely a means of conveying those ideas. *
  6. Pasting: Pasting of hand drawn art work onto a master is permitted. Lighter paper weights (e.g. 20, 24 lbs.) are recommended for items to be pasted onto a master.
  7. Text: The written text is commonly hand printed. Typed text sections (even pasted on) are also permitted. [CAUTION: This must be original text written by the student – not clipped from magazines, books or taken off the Internet.] *
  8. Identification: See under Resource Material below ‘SAR Brochure Panels Explained’.  Make special note that the student’s name and school on the Back Panel of the brochure is covered by a 3”x 3” Post-It® note throughout all judging at the Chapter, State and National level.
  9. Brochure entries may be disqualified for these reasons: (a) did not adhere to the Annual Americanism Theme; (b) is not 8 ½” x 11” in size; (c) is not a tri-folded brochure (cannot be folded).  
  10. Judging: Brochures will be judged using a scoring rubric focusing on the following elements:
       a. Content   b. Creativity   c. Correctness
  11. PRIZES INCLUDE:  Awards and Cash!  
    Prizes & Awards for local contests vary by SAR Chapter and by State.  The National Prize & Awards are:  1st Place: $200 2nd Place: $150 3rd Place: $100.

* Leniency Note:  

In the spirit of encouraging entries in the contest’s inaugural year (2013-14) and reducing disqualifications the word “should” may replace “must” in the detailed instructions.  

The Americanism Committee has approved this guideline: The judging Criteria rates highest hand drawn art work and authored text by the student as oppose to cut and paste from books, magazines and the Internet.  

Rules and Regulations for State Societies

In this the contest’s inaugural year (2013-14) the “Rules and Regulations for State Societies” will not be finalized until the Americanism Committee meets at the NSSAR 2014 Spring Leadership Meeting. 
 
For planning purposes, State Societies can assume the Brochure “Deadline” for submission will be the same as for the Poster Contest – June 1st. 
 
The reason for the delay is that the Brochure Contest judging at the National level will be conducted by a panel of judges before Congress.  The judging process – which is based upon the pilot state’s three years of experience – needs to be presented to the Americanism Committee and a ‘call for judges’ needs to be made. 

If there are any questions, contact the NSSAR Americanism Committee Chairman, or Contact: Tom Adams, NSSAR Brochure Contest Chairman   tomadams1776atyahoo [dot] com  916.933.1374

 


Resource Material: 

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Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

 

 

Purpose:

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, whose mission and objectives are patriotic, historical, and educational, wish to identify, recognize, and commend Outstanding Social Studies Teachers.  These extraordinary educators at private, public, and parochial institutions, who teach our children in a middle or high school setting, will be recognized for actively addressing the history of the American Revolutionary era.  The Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will represent a teacher whose instruction on the Revolutionary War era from 1750 - 1800 demonstrates educational efforts in the classroom that exceed and excel above current, accepted, curriculum requirements.

 

Award Description:

The Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will be able to choose a trip to one of the following seminars;

This award, valued at $1,400.00, will reimburse the winner for expenses including tuition, room and board, and transportation.  The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will provide this professional educational opportunity to an educator who will bring back to the classroom a heightened level of creativity and enthusiasm to their students of the American Revolutionary era.

 

How to Enter:

The NSSAR invites all American history teachers, whose approved curriculum teaches students about the Revolutionary War era from 1750 to 1800, to apply for the Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award.  The educator must be a teacher at the middle or high school level at a recognized public, private, or parochial institution.


The award program will be conducted in three (3) phases:  Local Chapter, State Society, and National Society.  The applicant must begin the entry process by obtaining an application form (see below) and submitting the completed application through a local SAR Chapter.  The Application form can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.  To locate Local Chapters, applicants can Visit the state contacts page and click on their state website.

 

Deadlines:

 

Rules:

Teacher candidates interested in entering the Local Chapter contest must complete the required application and submit a written essay of not less than 500 words discussing the importance of teaching the American Revolutionary era. The essay may also describe any extraordinary teaching techniques or innovative projects utilized by the teacher to teach the American Revolution. The contest is aimed at identifying a teacher who is still actively teaching and who is in the early stages of their career, therefore having many years of productive classroom teaching remaining. It is recognized that school districts may have different job titles for teachers of American history such as Social Studies teachers. The actual job title of the teacher is not important as long as the teacher has as their primary duty the teaching of American History. Teachers who teach music, JROTC, or other subjects as their primary subject are not eligible.   The essay should also discuss why the teacher wants to attend the educational seminar and how the teacher would use what is learned at the seminar in the future.

Two signed letters of recommendation, one from the Supervisor and one from the Principal whose signature endorsing the applicant appears on the application, should also be among the application materials.  These letters need to state why the applicant is an outstanding teacher of American history.
In addition to the application and written essay NSSAR requests from the applicant a one-page biography highlighting their educational background and achievements. All application materials must be typed/printed on 8.5" x 11" standard paper and submitted through the mail. No handwritten or copied material will be accepted. All original materials will remain the property of NSSAR.

This award is specifically for graduate programs in the American Revolution and not redeemable for its monetary value.  If the award winner is unable to attend an educational seminar during the year the award is presented then the winner may attend in a subsequent year.  The winner must attend a seminar within thirty six months after the award is announced or the award will be forfeited.
 

 

Judging & Awards:

Although individual chapters and state societies may set their own deadlines it is recommended that the following deadlines be followed.  The Local Chapters will distribute and accept award applications until 18 December.  The deadline for Local Chapters to submit their winner to the State Society will be 15 January.   State Societies in turn will receive, evaluate and judge the Local Chapter finalist applications and submit the one state finalist to the Executive Director of the NSSAR by 10 February.  The deadline for states to submit their entries to the Executive Director is mandatory and entries submitted after the deadline may not be accepted.  The National Society American History Teacher Committee will judge the state finalists at the Spring leadership Meeting and announce the winner by March 31, 2013. All state finalists will receive a certificate of appreciation for their participation.

 

Forms: