The Piedmont Chapter
A Georgia Society - Sons of the American Revolution
Chapter, State & National Youth/Education Programs

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 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

National Youth Awards Programs Applicant Form
National Youth Awards Programs Sponsoring Form
Four-Generation Ancestor Chart and Instructions (Applicant Form for Eagle Scouts)

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 these Links to see our Traveling Trunk     Video | Slideshow

SAR Contest for Grade School & Middle School Students

Elementary School Poster Contest
Aimed to stimulate interest in American History in support of the Fourth or Fifth Grade Curriculum. The central theme for the Poster Contest is set by NSSAR Americanism Committee annually, at the Spring Trustee meeting.
  • This school years theme is: ______________________
  • The deadline for this contest set by the Piedmont Chapter is April 1st and judging
    can occur at any time on or after that date.
  • See Chapter Poster Contest Rules/Contact Info

Elementary Schools eligible to participate in the SAR/Piedmont Chapter 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
These programs are focused on Middle School level students in the 6th, 7th or 8th grades during Georgia Heritage Day programs. The brochures must conform to the contest theme 'One of the Nation's Five Founding Documents' and research one of these five founding documents from the American Revolutionary War era:
A) Articles of Confederation  
B) Declaration of Independence  
C) Constitution  
D) Federalist Papers
E) Bill of Rights

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.

The Piedmont Chapter's Four 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:  Click Here

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
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. The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted.

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.


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.

Contact Information

Speakers Bureau and Traveling Trunk
Chapter President - Rick Reese Jr.
Primary Phone: (847) 778-9235 | Secondary Phone: (678) 404-7886 | Email Rick Reese

Elementary Poster Contest
Chapter President - Rick Reese Jr.
Primary Phone: (847) 778-9235 | Secondary Phone: (678) 404-7886 | Email Rick Reese

Middle School Brochure Contest
Past Chapter President George Thurmond
Primary Phone: (770) 475-1463 | Email George Thurmond

Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship Program
Open Position

Georgia SAR Society - Bill Coffeen
770-419-2549 | Email Bill Coffeen

ROTC Recognition Program
Chapter President - Rick Reese Jr.
Primary Phone: (847) 778-9235 | Secondary Phone: (678) 404-7886 | Email Rick Reese

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

Knight Essay Contest
Open Position

Questions regarding specific rules may be directed to
National Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest Chairman:
Mr. James M. Lindley | Email James Lindley

Rumbaugh Oratory Contest
Open Position

Questions regarding specific rules may be directed to
National Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest Chairman:
Mr. James M. Lindley | Email James Lindley

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