Youth Awards
2006 The Outstanding JROTC Cadet Award
The above photograph shows Alexandra Poole at the SVSAR Chapter Meeting of May 15, 2011 honoring us with a reading her winning essay for
the 2010 George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest.  After the reading, Compatriot Richard Knock, SVSAR  Scholarship Committee member,
presented to Alexandra The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest Certificate, and Compatriot Douglas Bergtholdt, SVSAR President,
presented to Alexandra the NSSAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate.  Alexandra matriculated at New York University in the Fall of
2011.  To read Alexandra Poole's winning essay, click
here .
2004 The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
The above photograph shows Stanford Tran, winner of the 2004 George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest, at the SVSAR Chapter Meeting of
March 5, 2005 at which Compatriot John R. Kohli, SVSAR President, presented to him The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
Certificate, and the NSSAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate.
2005 The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

The medal ribbon drape, the Bronze Frame for the ribbon bar, and the Certificate.  Cadet Jose Arteaga was selected the Outstanding JROTC Cadet
from twelve (12) JROTC high school programs.

In 1997, the President General of SAR authorized the enhancement of the JROTC program.  The SVSAR chapter now selects an program.  The
winner of the State competition will be entered into the NSSAR Outstanding JROTC Cadet program.   The winner of the NSSAR program will
receive a special award at the SAR's National Congress.

The NSSAR award is to be presented to the Outstanding JROTC Cadet in their next to last year of JROTC, a third year Cadet as a junior in the
11th grade, in a four year program.   For a two year JROTC program, a Second Year Cadet may be selected.
Silicon Valley Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution
2010 The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
The above photograph shows Kristen Briggs at the SVSAR Chapter Meeting of February 18, 2006 honoring us with a reading her winning essay
for the 2005 George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest.  After the reading, Compatriot Richard Knock, SVSAR  Scholarship Committee member,
presented to Kristen The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest Certificate, and Compatriot Charles A. Smart, SVSAR President, presented to
Kristen the NSSAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate.  Kristen matriculated at Reed College in the Fall of 2006.

If you would like to read Kristen's winning essay, please click on the following link.  You will need Microsoft Word to open the file and to read her
essay.  
2006-02-18 - 2005 Knight Essay Contest - Winning Essay
GEORGE S. & STELLA M. KNIGHT ESSAY CONTEST - SVSAR RECIPIENTS:
2004 - Stanford Tran
2005 - Kristen Briggs
2010 - Alexandra Poole
2012 - Nikhil Buduma
2015 - Julia Park
The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
This contest was originally named in honor of NSSAR Compatriot President Calvin Coolidge who won an SAR essay contest while a student at
Amherst.   The contest was reestablished in 1988 by Compatriot McCarthy DeMere.  In 1995, the contest was renamed the George S. and Stella
M. Knight Essay Contest in honor of their generous gift to the NSSAR to support this contest.  The contest is designed to give high school
students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American History.

The NSSAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal is awarded to individuals who have attained noteworthy achievements in their school, community, or
state.  It can be presented by the National, State Societies or Chapters.
Youth Poster Contest - for students of grades 3, 4 & 5.  Theme: (2015-2016 theme to be announced at a later date).  22" x 28" posters due to the
SVSAR no later than March 16, 2016.  Awards at the chapter, state and national levels.   For requirements see:
www. californiasar. org/ youth-programs/    and
informational pdf

Youth Brochure Contest for middle school students.  Theme: (2016 theme to be The Foundational Documents of the United States).  8.5"
x 11" tri-fold brochures due to the SVSAR no later than December 31, 2016.  Awards at the chapter, state and national levels. See
pdf of
2014-2015 announcement.  For requirements see: www. californiasar. org/ youth-programs/

Youth Oration Contest.  The Joseph Rumbaugh Oration Contest is for high school students grades 9, 10, 11 & 12.  5 to 6 minute video taped
original speech.  Speech videos are due to the SVSAR no later than March 1, 2016.  See pdf of
2014 announcement.  Awards at the chapter, state
and national levels.  For requirements see: www. californiasar. org/ youth-programs/

Valley Forge Foundation Teacher scholarship nominee(s).  Teacher applications due to the SVSAR no later than April 1, 2016.  Awards at the
state level. Up to two teachers may receive the scholarship each year.

Knight Essay Contest - The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest is for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. See pdf of
2013 announcement.  Essays are due to the SVSAR no later than December 31, 2016.  Awards at the chapter, state and national levels.  For
requirements see www. sar. org/ youth/ knight. html

Eagle Scout Scholarship - Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship applications are due to the SVSAR no later than November 16,
2016.  Awards at the chapter, state and national levels.  For requirements see:  
SVSAR Eagle Scout Scholarship brochure

Jr. ROTC Outstanding Cadet Contest - Jr. ROTC Outstanding Cadet Contest is for grades 9-12.  SVSAR submission to CASSAR chairman no
later than February 1, 2016.  Awards at the chapter, state and national levels.

ROTC Recognition and medal awards.  Awards are coordinated through high school Jr. ROTC programs and college level ROTC programs.  
Awards are made in April and May 2016.

To coordinate entries to SVSAR youth contests contact SVSAR President, Alan Fitch (see SVSAR "About SVSAR" webpage for contact
information for President, Alan Fitch).
ARTHUR M. & BERDENA KING EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP - SVSAR RECIPIENTS:
2002 - Daniel Barclay
2009 - Tad Malone
2010 - Michael Serio
2011 - Andrew Ishii
2012 - Debnil Sur
2013 - David Egen
2014 Valley Forge History Teacher Scholarship
AP History teacher, Patti Harjehausen of Bishop O'Dowd High School in Livermore, CA was the 2014 nominee from the SVSAR for the Valley
Forge Teacher Scholarship.  Patti was also selected in 2014 by the California State Society, SAR as one of two history teachers to receive the
Valley Forge Teacher Scholarship.  Patti will attend the week-long Freedoms Foundation program during the summer of 2014 to visit and learn
about important east coast Revolutionary War sites.