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Knight Essay ContestThe Pennsylvania State Society and many of the 23 local SAR Chapters in Pennsylvania participate in the Knight Essay Contest.The Knight Essay Contest is open to all students attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools) who are in their junior or senior year of study during the contest year. The contest requires an original essay written in English, with a minimum of 750 words and a maximum of 1000 words (excluding title page and bibliography). The topic of the essay must be an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.

For further information about the Knight Essay Contest in Pennsylvania, and to obtain an entry form, contact the Chairman of the Knight Essay Contest Committee of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution:

Watson B. Lupher
lupherwb@msn.com
724-527-5917

For complete information about the Knight Essay Contest generally, including the contest rules, visit the Knight Essay Page at the NSSAR Website.

Eagle Scout ProgramThe Pennsylvania State Society and most of the 23 local SAR Chapters in Pennsylvania sponsor a program of recognizing Eagle Scouts. An annual statewide Eagle Scout Contest also is conducted.For further information about the Eagle Scout program in Pennsylvania, and to obtain contest materials and an entry form, contact the Chairman of the Eagle Scout Program of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution:

Ernest L. Sutton
5618 Summit Court
Export, PA 15632-9275
412-897-3405
sareagle1@aol.com

George Washington Chapter Contact:

Ron Miller
505 Arthur Drive
Moon Township, PA 15108-1034
412-262-2467
Rjm74@verizon.net

Americanism Elementary School Poster ContestThe Pennsylvania State Society and many of the 23 local SAR Chapters in Pennsylvania participate in the Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest. The contest is for 4th or 5th grade students, depending on which grade teaches the American Revolution. A different topic is selected each Spring for the following school year. A winner from each school competes at the Chapter level and the Chapter winner competes at the state level. The State Society will select a winner to compete at the National level. PASSAR awards the state winner a $50 savings bond and chapters may award their own prize to their respective winners. In 2005, the 2nd place winner for the National award was from Pennsylvania and in 2006 the 1st place winner was from Pennsylvania. For further information about the Poster Contest in Pennsylvania, contact the Chairman of the Americanism Committee of the Pennsylvania Society:

Richard Stover
228 Taylor Road
West Newton, PA 15802-3051
724-872-6225

For complete information about the contest generally, including the contest rules, visit the Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest page at the NSSAR Website.

The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration ContestThis contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their sophomore, junior or senior year during the contest year. The oration must be original of not less than five minutes or more than six minutes. The subject shall deal with an event, personality or document pertaining the the Revolutionary War and show a relationship to America today. The preliminary rounds are held by Chapters and/or State Societies to select one winner from each participating state, which will compete at the NSSAR’s National Congress in June/July to determine a National winner.For further information about the contestin Pennsylvania contact:

Miles Dechant
P.O. Box 4187
Reading, PA 19606-0587
610-779-0993
mkdech@comcast.net

For more information about the contest generally, visit the Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest page at the NSSAR web site.

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