Youth Contests

Youth Contests for Elementary and Middle School Students
Sgt Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest
Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
Contact: David J. Perkins
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Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship
Eagle ScoutOpen to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year, 01 Jan. to 31 Dec.) The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted. College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship. Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First Place winner – $10,000.00; Runner-up – $6,000.00; 2nd runner-up – $4,000.00. You may apply more than once if you meet the age requirements but no more than $10,000.00 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout Award

Contact: Tim Wilkins
18 Rice Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203.298.9382 (H) 203.927.8583 (C)
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The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

(2015 National Winner from Connecticut was awarded $2,000)

This essay contest is open to all students who are United States citizens or legal aliens. Contestants shall be attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools). Contestants shall be in the sophomore, junior or senior grade of study during the contest year. The contest is conducted in two phases: State Society and National. Entries must be submitted to State Contact listed below by December 31st of this year. For entry rules for the Knight Essay Contest: http://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/george-s-stella-m-knight-essay-contest

Contact: John R. Morgan
7 West Strand Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (860) 444-7306
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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 a Chapter, a State Society, or the National Society 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. The recipients are selected by the Commanding Officer of the ROTC or JROTC unit, who should be given full latitude in making the selection.

The winner of the state society competition will be entered into the National JROTC Recognition program. The winning cadet at the national society level will receive his or her award at our annual SAR Congress. The award will be the National JROTC Medallion and an award of $5,000. The 2nd Place award is $2,000 and the 3rd Place award is $1,000. Two new award levels for 4th and 5th Place introduced for 2018-2019 are now at $250 each. For a complete set of rules, along with the application for both the applicant and the sponsoring SAR members, can be found below. Please be aware that the local application deadline dates may vary, so interested applicants should reach out to their local SAR Society contact listed below for further details.

JROTC Recognition Program

Contact: David J. Perkins
3 Clearview Ave.
Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (203) 797-1967
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The ROTC/JROTC committee also recognizes outstanding Sea Cadets with the Bronze Good Citizenship medal and ribbon bar.

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest is open to all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution. The contest is for all students attending public, parochial, private or home school students in that same grade range. The preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, students may potentially advance to the state or national levels where scholarships and cash prizes are awarded.

Each student’s five-to-six-minute speech (and accompanying manuscript) will be judged based upon its composition, delivery, significance, and historical accuracy and relevance. Three cash/scholarship awards are given: the National First Place Winner receives $6,000; the 2nd Place Runner-up receives $4,000; and the 3rd Place Runner-up receives $2,000 cash prize. Each also receives an Olympic-sized medal. All other finalists (4th through 6th Place runners-up) are awarded $500 cash and all other national contestants are awarded $200 cash.

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

Contact: David J. Perkins
3 Clearview Ave.
Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (203) 797-1967
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