The SAR Promotes The 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 sponsor projects to bring about an awareness of the American Revolutionary spirit and a sense of patriotism to students in our educational system. The programs & contest shown below are intended to add interest in the American Revolution for specific grade levels.

SAR Educational Resources

The SAR has the following Adult & Youth Programs, that include presentations, contest with cash awards, and even scholarships to students that participate and excel above others. The core principle being to honor our forefathers, and educate our youth about the sacrifices made by our Patriots for American freedom.

These resources for educators and school children are offered to students and teachers in Public, Private, Parochial, and Home Schools.

SAR National Society & State Society Links
These links will take you to the National and State websites, explaining their participation in the SAR Youth Programs. Contest are held at the local Chapter, State and National levels, all rewarding the finalist at each level with their own prize amounts.

National Resources: Educational Videos; DVD's & CD's; Lesson Plans; Printed Materials
National Resources: Youth Programs/Contest/Scholarship Outlines

Eagle Scout Application.doc_Download
Scout Four-Generation Ancestor Chart and Instructions

State Resources: Georgia Youth Programs
State Resources: Georgia Speakers Bureau

The Piedmont Chapter Speakers Bureau
The Piedmont Chapter's Speakers Bureau was established in early 2003. Its purpose is to act as the public relations arm of the chapter to expand the knowledge of the community about Historical, Educational and Patriotic goals of the Sons of the American Revolution.

We have an expanded series of presentations for adult groups interested in this historical period. These programs cover a wider range of information on people and events of the time and our speakers wear Revolutionary War Uniforms for an enhanced experience. Presentation time lengths can be adjusted so they can fit in with the time allocated.   Contact Information:  Click Here

The Piedmont Chapter's  "The Traveling Trunk"
A major effort is made by the SAR to educate children about our country's past so they are aware of the sacrifices our forefathers made to free the people from the bondage of the British Empire and establish this new nation.

This program is primarily a 'Show and Tell' of the Traveling Trunk's extensive collection of Colonial period items from the Revolutionary War era. Everybody can see and experience what everyday life was like for our Patriot ancestors. Presentations are done wearing Continental Army Uniforms and presenters encourage audience participation through story-telling, questions and answers. Educators can request presentations of the Traveling Trunk by the Piedmont Chapter for their school classrooms.
Contact Information:  Click Here

Click this link to see a video of our Traveling Trunk Presenation     See Video

SAR Contest for Grade & Middle School Students

Elementary School Poster Contest   Updated 7/11/2020
Aimed to stimulate interest in the history of the Revolutionary War at the 4th or 5th grade level, depending on which grade year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system. Individual students create a 22" x 28" poster with their personal touch based on a subject determined at the state level by the Georgia SAR Education Committee.

Winners are awarded cash prizes and an overall winner is eligible to compete in a Georgia State SAR Poster contest for additional prize money. State winners are then eligible for a national contest. Students who are at the equivalent level of Home Schooling may participate.

During the 2020-2021 school year, the contestants will choose one of these "Revolutionary War People" for their contest entry:  
One of the Georgia Signers of the Declaration of Independence listed below:
George Walton, Button Gwinnett, or Lyman Hall
2. Betsy Ross
3. Nancy Hart

Elementary Schools eligible to participate in the SAR/Piedmont Chapter Poster Contest:
Abbotts Hill, Addison, Alpharetta, Barnwell, Birmingham Falls, Brumby, Cogburn Woods, Crabapple Crossing, Creekview, Dolvin, East Side, Esther Jackson, Faith Lutheran, Fellowship Christian, Findley Oaks, Garrison, Hembree Springs, Hillside, Kincaid, Lake Windward, Manning Oaks, Mimosa, Medlock Bridge, Mount Bethel, Mountain Park, Mountain View, Murdock, New Prospect, Nicholson, Northwood, Ocee, Perimeter School, River Eves, Roswell North, Sedalia Park, Shakerag, Shallowford Falls, Sope Creek, State Bridge Crossing, Summit Hill, Sweet Apple, Timber Ridge, and Vickery Mill Elementary Schools.

Middle School Brochure Contest   Updated 7/11/2020
This program is focused on Middle School level students in the 6th, 7th or 8th grades depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system. This includes ecumenical and home schooled students. Individual students create a tri-fold brochure out of a typical 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper with the contest theme, which is one the five foundational documents of the United States.
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Constitution
  • Federalist Papers
  • Bill of Rights
The brochure will be judged on: Content, Creativity and Correctness. The judging criteria rates highest personally drawn art work and text authored by the student as opposed to cut and paste from books, magazines and the Internet. The use of software tools by the student for creating the brochure, and even the art work, is permissible. One Brochure per student - Not by a group

Winners are awarded cash prizes and an overall winner is eligible to compete in a Georgia State SAR Poster contest for additional prize money. State winners are then eligible for a national contest.
Middle Schools eligible to participate in the SAR/Piedmont Chapter Contest:
Autry Mill, Crabapple, Dickerson, Elkins Point, Fellowship Christian, Haynes Bridge, Holcomb Bridge, Hopewell, Northwestern, River Tail, Taylor Road, and Webb Bridge Middle Schools.

SAR Contest & Education Programs for High School Students

The Piedmont Chapter participates in 4 Local, State and National Contest & Scholarships for High School students.
They are designed to help enhance students who excel in academic achievement, writing or public speaking.  
Contact Information:
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High Schools eligible to participate in the SAR/Piedmont Chapter Contest/Scholarships:
Alpharetta, Blessed Trinity, Cambridge, Centennial, Chattahoochee, Fellowship Christian, Independence, Johns Creek, Milton, Northview, and Roswell High Schools

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award   Updated 8/18/2018
The Piedmont 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 and then National level. It is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.

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 JROTC cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.

The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
The contest is designed to give high school students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American History. Contestants shall be in the sophomore, junior or senior grade of study during the contest year.

The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oratory Contest
The contest is designed to explore the influence of the Revolutionary war on present day America. Contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (grades 9 through 12) year of study.

Educators - Talk to your students about this opportunity for cash rewards and help them achieve their needed goals of education & accomplishment. Let the Piedmont Chapter be your partner by participating in these SAR Educational Programs.

SAR Contests & Education Programs for History Teachers

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all American history teachers, whose approved curriculum teaches students about the American Revolution era from 1750 to 1800, to apply for the Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award. The award is open to all teachers at the elementary, middle school or high school levels at a recognized public, private, or parochial institution. While the preliminary rounds of the award program begin at the local chapter level, teachers may eventually advance to the state and national levels.

The American History Teacher Award recognizes educators who distinguish themselves in teaching the history of the American Revolution. Teacher candidates interested in entering the local SAR Chapter contest must complete the required application and submit a written essay of not less than 1000 words discussing the importance of teaching the American Revolution era. The essay may also describe any extraordinary teaching techniques or innovative projects utilized by the teacher to teach the American Revolution. The contest is aimed at identifying a teacher who is still actively teaching, has taught for at least three years, and who is in the early or middle stages of his or her career, therefore having at least 15 years of productive classroom teaching remaining.

The program will feature a contest at each of the three educational levels so there will be a winner for the elementary school level, the middle school level and the high school level. An SAR Chapter may submit a contestant to the state from each school level and the state may hold a contest and select a winner from each school level to submit for the national awards. A state may submit a state winner for each level, or from only one or two educational levels. The national winner from each school level will receive potential benefits worth up to $5,000.00 per winner.

More details are available on the NSSAR website:
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Contact Information

History Teacher Award - Piedmont Chapter:
Stacey McCarver
Primary Phone: (404) 831-2801 |

Contact Information

Speakers Bureau and Traveling Trunk
Past Chapter President - Rick Reese Jr.
Primary Phone: (847) 778-9235 | |

Elementary Poster Contest
Stacey MCCarver
Primary Phone: (404) 831-2801 |

Middle School Brochure Contest
Stacey McCarver
Primary Phone: (404) 831-2801 |

Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship Program
James (Jaime) M. Ruff
Primary Phone: (404) 428-8040 |

Georgia SAR Society - Bill Coffeen
770-757-8147 |

ROTC Recognition Program
Past Chapter President - Rick Reese Jr.
Primary Phone: (847) 778-9235 | |

Georgia SAR Society - David G. Jessel
(770) 254-8579 |

Knight Essay Contest
Stacey McCarver
Primary Phone: (404) 831-2801 | Email

Georgia SAR Society - Terry Gibbs

(404) 281-3098 | Email

National Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest Chairman:
Mr. Chuck Garnet | Email



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