Ohio Society SAR Selects Winner of State Americanism Brochure Contest
For the first time ever, the Ohio Society SAR has a winner of its state Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest. The contest, which had its inaugural year at the national level in 2013, is designed to stimulate interest in American History in support of established school curriculum. The competition was launched within the Ohio Society SAR in 2015.
This contest is directed at students in the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system – including ecumenical and home schooled students. This completion was begun to aid studies at the school grades following elementary school and before the sophomore grade in high school.
Middle School students create a brochure depicting a theme chosen by the Americanism Committee of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). The brochure should exhibit a knowledge and understanding of American history as well as a personal interpretation concerning the ways in which that history affects contemporary society. The objective is for the students to internalize and understand the event and be able to interpret meaning that is relevant in their own life or in contemporary society in general. The winning entry at the state level is entered into the national competition at the National Society Congress to be held in Boston, Massachusetts in July.
The first place winner of the Ohio Society Americanism Brochure Contest for 2015-2016 was selected at the Ohio Society State Conference on April 30, 2016. She is Olivia G. Crimaldi of the Learwood Middle School, Avon Lake, Ohio who was sponsored by the Western Reserve Society. She received a certificate and a monetary award that will be presented at a Western Reserve Society function.