The Ohio Society and The National Society SAR Honor the Winners of the 2020 Tom and Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Contest

This past Saturday, 8 May 2021, at the 132nd Annual Conference of the Ohio Society, we had the privilege of honoring two young ladies engaged in teaching our youngest citizens about the wonderful land they call home!

Mrs. Julie Flack, sponsored by the Cincinnati Chapter, and Mrs. Amy Elsass, sponsored by the Richard Montgomery Chapter, were celebrated as the Ohio Society’s First Place Winners of the Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Contest for 2020.  Julie teaches at the Middle School Level in Hamilton County and Amy teaches American History at the High School level in Montgomery County.

Additionally, Ms. Robin Hance, sponsored by the Cincinnati Chapter, was celebrated as the Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher First Place Winner of 2019.

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Secretary Don McGraw, Committee Chairman Scott Moody, Julie Flack, Amy Elsass and Robin Hance

Each of the three ladies were presented with the SAR Silver Good Citizenship Medal and an icon of their profession and calling in the form of a Pewter Apple suitably engraved for the occasion.  Ohio Society American History Teacher Committee Chairman, Scott Moody along with Ohio Society Secretary, Don McGraw made the presentations with Society President Lee wilkerson witnessing the presentations from the podium.

But Wait…!    That’s Not All…!

On Wednesday, 12 May 2021, Tom Lawrence, President General 2015, announced the following winners of the National Society Contest:

The Third Place Winner for the High School Contest is Mrs. Amy Elsass, who teaches at Miamisburg High School in Miamisburg, Ohio.  She is sponsored by the Richard Montgomery Chapter of the Ohio Society.  Ronald Helms is the History Teacher Committee Chairman for the chapter.

And The Second Place Winner for the Middle School Contest is Mrs. Julie Flack, who teaches at Pleasant Run Middle School in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She is sponsored by the Cincinnati Chapter of the Ohio Society and George Stewart is the History Teacher Committee Chairman.  Scott Moody is the Ohio History Teacher Chairman.

Congratulations Ladies--The education of our younger citizens is of paramount importance to the future of our Grand Republic.  We are gratified to have that responsibility resting within the leadership of these three excellent citizens—these teachers of American History in our Public Schools!

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