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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 2013 - 2014 year’s contest is:
 
"Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox"
 
Themes for the upcoming school years will be:
  • 2014-2015            George Rogers Clark                Congress Location:  Louisville, KY
  • 2015-2016            Lexington & Concord                Congress Location:  Boston, MA
  • 2016-2017            The Overmountain Men            Congress Location:  Knoxville, TN
 
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: