DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> Redlands SAR Oration Contest

SAR is a patriotic, philanthropic organization of adult male descendants of someone who served the nation in its development during the Revolutionary War period.

Goal of our organization:

The SAR, as a historical, educational, and patriotic organization, seeks to maintain and extend:

  • The institutions of American freedom
  • An appreciation for true patriotism
  • A respect for our national symbols
  • The value of American citizenship
  • The unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.

    Oration Contest

    Redlands Chapter, California Society Sons of the American Revolution
    High School Oration Contest   

    Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest is for 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students.

    This contest is for an original speech of 5 to 6 minutes in length.

    The subject of the speech shall deal with:
    an event, personality, or a document pertaining to the American Revolutionary War and show a relationship to America today.

    The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest is sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)

    • To support historical research in high schools by promoting oratorical presentations related to our Revolutionary War period 1750-1800.
    • To emphasize American History to the high school student and focus on an intelligent relationship between the past and the present.
    • To place a positive emphasis on the plans of our founding fathers.

    Rather than hosting a traditional live speech contest, the California Society, Sons of the American Revolution will be accepting entries for the Oration Contest utilizing digital video technology.

    Prizes and Awards:
    National Winners:
    1st - $4,000
    2nd - $2,000
    3rd - $1,000

    California Society Winner:

    Prizes for local contests vary by SAR Chapter

    The deadline for this contest is March 1, 2018.
    Oration packets have to be submitted to The Redlands SAR Chapter by this date.

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      The Chairman for the Redlands Chapter Oration Contest is:

    Charles Kiel
    P.O. Box 162
    Highland, CA 92346