Youth and Educational Outreach Programs
To obtain the Saramana SAR Chapter Youth Award Bifold please click HERE.
This Brochure describes ALL of our Youth Award 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. The National SAR has a web site devoted to Education Outreach at http://education.sar.org .
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. Please be aware that contestants must be present at the Award Luncheons listed at Events During Lunches in order to receive any Scholarship or Medal Awards.
Please be aware that contestants must be present at the Award Luncheon specified for the SAR Contest in order to receive any Cash or Awards. Please visit our Saramana Calendar of Events and look under the Luncheon Month specified for the Regular Luncheon Meeting and the exact date and time.
Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
This contest is directed at students in the 3rd, 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.
Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest
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 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.
George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
The contest is for an original researched and proven topic. 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 Constitution. 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.
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.
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.
Children of the American Revolution
The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution is an organization of persons through 21 years of age who are lineal descendants of a patriot of the American Revolution.
Instructions on how Saramana SAR Chapter members can obtain their Youth Protection Training. Also included is documentation from the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution.