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.

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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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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 bottom of the page.

Our Traveling Trunk Brochure (PDF)

View the "SAR Living History" video by the Joseph Habersham Chapter GASSAR, the Button Gwinnett Chapter GASSAR, and the William Day GSSDAR - View Here

Schools We Have Visited
  • Mount Bethel Elementary School
  • Atlanta Christian Academy
  • 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 below for request.

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:  
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:
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