Redlands Sons of the American Revolution
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 that are targeted to our future leaders, our children and those who are educators. Below you will find a list of the programs offered by the Redlands SAR, and a brief description.  

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
 (5th grade students)
This contest is directed at students in the 5th grade year in which the American Revolution is taught in the educational system.  The National Society Elementary School Poster Contest will stimulate interest in American History in support of the Fifth Grade Curriculum. The topic for 2016 - 2017 year’s contest is: “John Sevier and his Overmountain Men”

  Middle School Tri-Fold Brochure Contest (8th Grade students)
 The Middle School Brochure Contest is a contest for 8th Grade students. The contest is to create a tri-fold brochure out of an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper while following the prescribed guidelines.

The permanent Middle School Brochure Contest theme is:

“The Foundational Documents of the United States“.

These documents include:
Articles of Confederation
Declaration of Independence
Federalist Papers
Bill of Rights

The theme for the Brochure Contest is structured to match up with the Government curricula that is found in the majority of states during the middle school years. The students will be encouraged to pick a particular founding document and produce a brochure within the established criteria.

The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest (grades 9 through 12)
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 (high school sophomore, junior or senior grade)
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 the Chapter, 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.  

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.

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