Youth Awards – Contests & Scholarships

The Ohio SAR welcomes donations to support the George & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest as well as all the other OHSSAR Youth Programs.

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is an exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Tax deductible donations to support Cincinnati SAR programs will be accepted by the Cincinnati SAR – Treasurer –Michael Blum who can be contacted at: mblum@fuse.net


Youth Education Awards – 2022

On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Cincinnati Chapter SAR held an awards banquet at the Montgomery Inn in downtown Montgomery.  The banquet honored the winners of six contests promoting knowledge of the American Revolution.

The Youth Education contests include:

  1. Poster – Elementary
  2. Brochure – Middle School
  3. Essay – High School
  4. Eagle Scout – High School
  5. JROTC – Enhanced Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps – High School
  6. Outstanding Teacher of American History

Poster – Elementary – at the Elementary School level each participant rendered an original poster depicting an event of the American Revolution.  No photos, magazine cutouts or other such media are permitted.

Brochure – Middle School – at the Middle School level each participant submitted an 8 ½ x 11 tri-fold brochure discussing either The Articles of Confederation, The Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution, The Bill of Rights or The Federalist Papers.

High School participation includes an Essay Contest and an Eagle Scout contest.

  • Essay Contest – the Essay Contest requires writing a strictly formatted paper between 800 and 1200 words on a topic of their choosing including footnotes and a bibliography . Essays are judged equally on the following criteria: historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization and proven topic, grammar and spelling, and documentation.
  • Eagle Scout – the Eagle Scout contest rates a Scout’s leadership qualities, community involvement, scholastics, merit badges and several other key parameters. He/she must also develop a 4-generation ancestral chart and write a short essay.

JROTC – the Enhanced Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps contest is limited to members of JROTC programs that must be in the top 10% of their JROTC Unit as verified by the Senior Military Instructor and must be in the top 25% of their high school class.  The Cadet must complete an original essay, of 500 to 700 words on “How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States of America”.  The Cadet must be recommended by the high school principal and Senior Military Instructor.

American History Teacher – the American History Teacher contest requirements are so numerous and demanding that they cannot be summarized here.  Let’s just say that anyone winning this contest is an extraordinary qualified individual extremely dedicated to teaching American History.

 


Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award 

Chairman: George H. Stewart

Each year, the Sons of the American Revolution seek to recognize educators who distinguish themselves in teaching the history of the American Revolution.  This award is eligible for Elementary, Middle and High School teachers.  There is an application process, and the most important part is a written essay of a minimum of 1,000 words discussing the importance of teaching the American Revolution era to our young adults.  The deadline for submission of the documents is December 24th of each year.  Sounds like a wonderful gift to me.  Please encourage any educator you know who carries the knowledge of this critical era of our country, and is passionate about sharing that knowledge with our youth.

Information on the award, the requirements and key contacts are outlined below:

Below is the PDF file with the Application Form & Instructions for submission:

American-History-Teacher-Award-Application-Sponsor-Form-2019

CCSAR American History Teacher Award Contest


On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Cincinnati Chapter SAR held an awards banquet at the Montgomery Inn in downtown Montgomery.  The banquet honored the winners of six contests promoting knowledge of the American Revolution.

At the Elementary School level each participant rendered an original poster depicting an event of the American Revolution.  No photos, magazine cutouts or other such media are permitted.

At the Middle School level each participant submitted an 8 ½ x 11 trifold brochure discussing either The Articles of Confederation, The Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution, The Bill of Rights or The Federalist Papers.

High School participation includes an Essay Contest and an Eagle Scout contest.

  • The Essay Contest requires writing a strictly formatted paper between 800 and 1200 words on a topic of their choosing including footnotes and a bibliography . Essays are judged equally on the following criteria: historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization and proven topic, grammar and spelling, and documentation.
  • The Eagle Scout contest rates a Scout’s leadership qualities, community involvement, scholastics, merit badges and several other key parameters. He/she must also develop a 4-generation ancestral chart and write a short essay.

The Enhanced Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps contest is limited to members of JROTC programs that must be in the top 10% of their JROTC Unit as verified by the Senior Military Instructor and must be in the top 25% of their high school class.  The Cadet must complete an original essay, of 500 to 700 words on “How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States of America”.  The Cadet must be recommended by the high school principal and Senior Military Instructor.

The American History Teacher contest requirements are so numerous and demanding that they cannot be summarized here.  Let’s just say that anyone winning this contest is an extraordinary qualified individual extremely dedicated to teaching American History.

Congratulations to all that participated in this years contest. 

The amount of work, enthusiasm, and commitment is outstanding!

 


Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award 

Chairman: George H. Stewart

Ms. Tisha Grote

1st Place Cincinnati Chapter

1st Place Ohio Society

The 2022 Recipient of the

Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence

American History Teacher Award


The D. G. High / Joseph S. Rumbaugh

Historical Oration Contest

Chairman: Michael B. Gunn

The contest rules and application can be found on the national website at: https://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/joseph-s-rumbaugh-historical-oration-contest


Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest

Chairman: Dr. Edward Bonniwell

Ainsley Argo

1st Place – Cincinnati

1st Place – Ohio

3rd Place – National

Abigail Kelley – Second Place – Cincinnati

Carissa Gallier – Third Place – Cincinnati

 


Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest

Chairman: Dr. Edward Bonniwell

Jackson S. Torrans

1st Place – Cincinnati

1st Place – Ohio

Anna Gallier – Second Place – Cincinnati

Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial

Middle School Brochure Contest

 


The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

Chairman: Zachary T. Haines

Maria Schmid

1st Place – Cincinnati

1st Place – Ohio

2022 Cincinnati Chapter & Ohio Society’s

George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

 


JROTC – Enhanced JROTC Contest

Chairman: Gary Duffield 

Kate Herrmann

1st Place – Cincinnati

3rd Place – Ohio

2022 Enhanced JROTC Contest Winner


Eagle Scout Recognition
The Arthur M. and Berdena King

Eagle Scout Scholarships

Chairman: Scott Earl Snow

Ethan Zied

1st Place – Cincinnati

1st Place – Ohio

6th Place – National

2022 Eagle Scout Scholarship Winner

 


Attention Eagle Scouts – earn this certificate from the NSSAR and have him apply for a NSSAR scholarship – $8,000.00, $4,000.00 and $2,000.00 national scholarships are available as well as smaller local and regional scholarships.

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See the certificate of recognition above and the details of how to apply for a scholarship below. In the Cincinnati area, contact Scott Earl Snow

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The scholarship details and application can also be found on the national website at: https://www.sar.org/arthur-m-berdena-king-eagle-scout-contest/