The Sons of the American Revolution sponsor a number of programs that educate and reward the youth of our chapter
Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award
High School Students
George & Stella Knight Essay Contest
Open to any high school student in grade 9-12 attending home school, public, parochial, or private high school. 800 to 1,200 word essay on event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or framing of US Constitution. Chapter, state & national level competition. Winners of state and national competition receive a cash prize.
High School Students
Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest
Open to high school students in grades 9-12. Each student’s five-to-six-minute speech (and accompanying manuscript) is judged based upon its composition, delivery, significance, and historical accuracy and relevance. Competition is at the chapter, state & national level with winners receiving scholarships or cash prizes.
Middle School Students
Sergeant Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest
Open to middle school students (grade 6—9), depending upon when the American Revolution is taught, including ecumenical and home-schooled students. Tri-fold brochure from 8-1/2 x 11 paper. Based on 1 of 5 founding documents; Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, Constitution, & Bill or Rights. Cash prizes are awarded to state and national contest winners.
Elementary School Students
Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
Open to public, private, or ecumenical, and home schooled students in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades, depending on when the American Revolution is taught. Created on standard flexible or foam backed poster board. Theme set by National, state identifies state-wide theme based on National theme. Cash prizes are awarded to state and national contest winners.
The Deadline for 2023 was February 28, 2023. Information & guidelines for 2024 coming soon.
Outstanding ROTC/JROTC Cadet Award
The Unit Commanding Officer selects the college ROTC cadet (silver medal) or high school cadet (bronze medal) who has the highest degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing, and general excellence. Chapter winners compete at the state & national level for cash awards.
Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest
Open to any Eagle Scout not yet 19 during the year of application. Applicants submit a 2 page application, four-generation ancestry chart, & 500 word patriotic theme. Chapter winners compete at the state & national level. National award is $10,000 as cash prize or scholarship.