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Youth Education Programs, Contest & Scholarships   (Grade, Middle, and High Schools)

The SAR Promotes Revolutionary War History And Patriotism

The Sons of the American Revolution was started by a group of men who, after the 1876 Centennial, thought it would be appropriate to document and record the stories of their Revolutionary War ancestors and the events in which they were involved. These efforts lead to the establishment of an organization with goals to foster Patriotism, perpetuate our American Heritage, and retain and expand historical records of the American Revolution.

In keeping with these objectives, the Sons of the American Revolution sponsors projects to bring about an awareness of the American Revolutionary spirit and a sense of patriotism to students in our educational system. The scholarship programs & contest shown below are intended to add interest in the American Revolution. The SAR is dedicated to assisting our members, schools, teachers and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve our history and constitutional principles.


Read about all the National SAR Educational Programs - Click Here
See Georgia SAR Educational Programs - Click Here

The following SAR educational programs below are currently supported by the Mount Vernon Chapter. If chapter members would like to champion one of the other SAR contest, like the Elementary Poster contest or the Middle School Brochure contest, please use the Contact page.




The Traveling Trunk Program   (In classrooms)

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The 1700's iPad ?

One of the most enjoyable methods of communicating our American history with school children is via the "Traveling Trunk". This is a program where members of the SAR, dressed in authentic uniforms, present articles from the Revolutionary War & Colonial period to a group of grade school (4th) or middle school (7th) students. Presenters explain what the items are, how they were made and used, and why they are different from today's items. This program is an excellent way for fulfilling one of our SAR society missions - Assisting schools and teachers to sustain and preserve our history.

To arrange a presentation at your school, use the Contact link at the top of page.


Our Traveling Trunk Brochure (PDF)

Mount Bethel Elementary School
Atlanta Christian Academy
Colonial Dames of America
Cary Reynolds Elementary
Lake Forest Elementary   Photos
Holy Innocents Episcopal School   Photos
Cherokee Christian School   Photos


Speakers Bureau   (to adults)
Our Speakers Bureau program is also offered to fellow SAR & DAR Chapters, fellow genealogical or historical societies, Rotary, Kiwanis, or other community service groups that can utilize speakers. Use the Contact link above for request.


Videos Explaining the Revolutionary War


The Mount Vernon Chapter's Scout Program

The Mount Vernon Chapter recognizes the achievements of our local Scouts with an Eagle Scout Certificate of Achievement offers scholarship money thru the SAR's - Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award program at the Georgia State Society level, and then the National Society level.

Details Here:  
  • Eagle Scout Recognition and Scout Certificate Awards are open all year.
  • Overview for the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest: National | State | Chapter
    (Chapter webpage has Scout Certificate & Eagle Scout Award info, Scholarship form, cash awards tables, and contact info.)
  • Entries to the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship Award program must be submitted by December 9th to the Mount Vernon Chapter.   Contact Scouting Chairman Chuck Olson
  • View:   2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017

The Mount Vernon Chapter's JROTC Program

The Mount Vernon Chapter has two awards programs for high school students who are enrolled in his or her schools Junior Reserve Officer Training Program. These awards foster the principle of the "citizen-soldier", exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.

Details Here:

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest - Mount Vernon does not have a contestant at this time.

The Mount Vernon Chapter sponsors one (1) candidate for this oration program for high school students. Details are available with our Committee Chairman:

Contest Details Here:

Elementary School Poster Contest - Mount Vernon does not support this contest at this time.
The contest is open to public school, parochial, home schooled, Scouting, or Children of the American Revolution member in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade range. Young artists with an enthusiasm toward art, a love of American history, or a passion in creative expression can submit their posters to our SAR chapter for competition.

2018 Georgia & National SAR winning prize amounts:
1st Place GA $100 NASSAR $200
2nd Place GA $75 NASSAR $150
3rd Place GA $50 NASSAR $100
Source: https://gasocietysar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Sons-of-the-American-Revolution_Georgia-Society-Elementary-School-Poster-Contest.pdf

See footnote [1]

Sgt. Moses Adams Middle School Brochure Contest - Mount Vernon does not support this contest at this time.
Open to students in the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system - including private, church based and home schooled students. Middle School contest applicants create a tri-fold brochure out of a typical 8 ½” x 11″ piece of paper. The brochure must conform to the contest theme which is one the five foundational documents of the United States (five foundational documents in the American Revolutionary War). 1. Articles of Confederation; 2. Declaration of Independence; 3. Constitution; 4. Federalist Papers; and 5. Bill of Rights.

2016 National SAR winning prize amounts:
1st Place GA ? NASSAR $300
2nd Place GA ? NASSAR $200
3rd Place GA ? NASSAR $100
Source: https://gasocietysar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SAR-Brochure-Contest-Rules-at-a-GlancePanels-101216.pdf

See footnote [1]

George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest - Mount Vernon does not support this contest at this time.
Open to high school students 9th through 12th grades, who are a US Citizen and Legal Resident students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range. Students must submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Entries (to GASSAR) must be received from chapters no later than December 15.

National & State SAR winning prize amounts:
1st Place GA $550 NASSAR $5,000
2nd Place GA $400 NASSAR $2,500
3rd Place GA ? NASSAR $1,000
Source: https://gasocietysar.org/youth-programs/the-george-s-stella-m-knight-essay-contest/

See footnote [2]

[1] In 2022, the local chapters were to submit their chapter winning poster or brochure to the Spring Georgia SAR BOM meeting (on April 23rd). The MtV contest chairman would have to coordinate contest dates with when/what semesters elementary schools teach American History. The chapter BOM would have to establish a per participating school prize range (eg. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and $ each.) and the overall chapter winner prize amount. See National SAR Educational Programs link above.

[2] The chapter BOM would have to establish a per participating student prize range (eg. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and $ each.) and the overall chapter winner prize amount. See National SAR Educational Programs link above.
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