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JROTC/ROTC Program

JROTC/ROTC Recognition Program

Selection criteria is primarily left up to the Senior Military Science Instructor based on merit in patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship and general excellence.

An application with attachments should be completed by the Senior Military Science Instructor and forwarded to the local SAR contact on all nominees. The Nomination form is available for download at http://www.sar.org at tab youth education scroll to JROTC/ROTC. One award is given for every 500 students

The Bronze ROTC Medal and is presented to cadets in secondary school JROTC units, and the  Silver ROTC Medal to cadets in university ROTC units.

For the State Contest is only for a JROTC cadet who also submits an original essay on the topic “How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States“.  The Chapter JROTC Contest winner with essay is judged at the State JROTC Contest with the winner being forwarded to the National JROTC Contest before May First.

The JROTC Chapter Award includes a bronze medallion with neck ribbon; the State Award includes a Silver medallion with neck ribbon.

Raynold “Ray” Prusia
15063 Limber Road
Meadville, PA 16335-5331
814-807-1022 or 814-547-2730
prusia @reagan.com

For complete information about the JROTC/ROTC Recognition Program generally, including the contest rules, visit the ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program Page at the NSSAR Website.

ASVAB Test

The ASVAB test is a multiple choice test used by the military to measure an applicant’s suitability for enlistment.

There are nine sections on the exam: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Automotive and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, Assembling Objects, and Verbal Expression. The time limits for each section range from 10 – 36 minutes; the entire exam takes three hours.

It’s important to do well on the test, because high ASVAB test scores lead to more and better military career options. Test practice scores are based mostly on the four math and verbal sections, so these are the critical areas to study for with multiple ASVAB practice tests.

 

You can use our large and growing library of free ASVAB practice test questions and videos to help you prepare for this all-important exam.

 

 

 

 

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.

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