Youth Programs

(Learn more information by clicking on the heading of each program.)



CAR Essay Contest


The TNSAR chapters to sponsor an Essay Contest among the members of the Tennessee CAR Society in their vicinity and then hold a competition between the various chapter winners at the state level.


Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest


This is directed at students in the fourth and fifth grades, depending on which grade year the American Revvolution is taught in their educational system.  The National SAR Elementary School Poster Contest will stimulate interest in the American History in support of the fourth or fifth grade curriculum.



The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest


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



The George S. & 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 ROTC/JROTC/Sea Cadet 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, as a State SAR, or the National SAR to ROTC or JROTC cadets who are selected for having a degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing, and general exellence.  Program Information can be downloaded HERE.

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

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.  Three cash scholarship awards are given:  As the National first place winner - $8,000.00; Runner-up $4,000.00; 2nd Runner-up $2000.00.

Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award


The Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will represent a teacher whose instruction on the Revolutionary War era from 1750-1800 demonstrates educational efforts in the classroom that exceed and excel above current, accepted, curriculum requirements.



Middle School Brochure Contest

The SAR Middle School Contest is to create a tri-fold brochure out of a typical 8 ½” x 11” piece of paper. The brochure must conform to the contest theme