John Paul Jones Chapter

Maryland Society

Sons of the American Revolution

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The John Paul Jones Chapter supports the Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution programs to acknowledge excellence among our youth..  Below are descriptions of our available programs with links to more information on when and how to apply for any of the programs.

Programs for Excellence

Youth Programs and Scholarships

Our Youth Programs Director, Mr. Michael Kelley is more than happy to assist any young person wishing to apply for and compete in these programs.  Mr. Kelley can be reached at email:  youthdirector@johnpauljonessar.org  or at telephone number: 410-271-8287

It is a contest for middle school students to create their own original educational brochure based on the current year's theme. This contest was designed as a complement to the Americanism Poster Contest for an older age group.



Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest

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It is a contest for middle school students to create their own original educational brochure based on the current year's theme. This contest was designed as a complement to the Americanism Poster Contest for an older age group.



Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest

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It is a contest for Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.  Prizes and recognitions will be awarded at the Chapter and State levels. At the State level the award for first place is $500 and second place is $250. The state winner will proceed to the National level where the prizes are as follows: $10,000 for 1st place and $4000 for runner-up. Contestants may apply more than one year as long as they meet the age requirements.

 


Eagle Scout Scholarship - Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

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It is a contest for high school students to write an essay based on their own original research of a proven topic. 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 U.S. Constitution.

Students must include at least five references with a minimum of three published book sources. If there are no book sources, the essay will be disqualified.

Prizes will be awarded at the Chapter, State and National levels. Chapter awards are conditional to each chapter. The State will award 3rd place, 2nd place and 1st place prizes of $100, $150, and $250 respectively.  


High School Knight Essay Contest - The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

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The John Paul Jones supports MDSSAR participates in the NSSAR ROTC/JROTC programs.


ROTC

The MDSSAR ROTC program consists of the selection of a cadet from each Maryland ROTC unit for presentation of the SAR ROTC award. The selection is made by the unit's Senior ROTC


JROTC

Each JROTC unit may submit the nomination of one 11th grade cadet (male or female) for the SAR Bronze JROTC Medal award each year. Each nominee is encouraged to participate in the Outstanding JROTC Cadet Competition described when you click for application details.

ROTC / JROTC Recognition Program

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It is a contest for high school students to write and present a five to six minute oration about an event, personality, or document from the American Revolution and a relationship to America today.


Prizes will be awarded at the Chapter, State and National levels. Chapter awards are conditional to each chapter. The State will award 3rd place, 2nd place and 1st place prizes of $100, $200, and $300 respectively.

High School Rumbaugh Orations Contest - The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Orations Contest

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