Archive for the Americanism Poster Contest Category

Runner-Up Kentucky Poster Contest

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter on March 28, 2019 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Bob Sholly and Vice-President Jim Johnson visited Southwest Elementary near Murray, Kentucky, today to recognize a very special young man.

5th-grader Tommy Gomez received his second place award in the state-wide Elementary Poster Contest.  In addition to a certificate from the Kentucky Society, he also received a monetary award of $100.

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The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter is proud of its four-year partnership with the Southwest Elementary.  Skylar Nunley is the new 5th grade Social Studies teacher.  He continued the cooperative effort begun by former teacher Andy Davenport.

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PACHEK Presentation in Hopkinsville

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Speakers Bureau, Youth Events on March 17, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

This morning Geoff Baggett, president of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, made a Speaker’s Bureau presentation with the PACHEK group at Christ Community Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  PACHEK is short for “Pennyroyal Area Christian Home Educators of Kentucky.”  The group is comprised of students from preschool through high school.

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In addition to doing the “Revolutionary War in a Trunk” presentation, Compatriot Baggett also judged the group’s entries into the chapter’s Spring Poster Contest.  The winners from each school/group from January through May will be entered into a chapter “Grand Prize” competition for a $50 cash award.

Three students submitted poster entries.  Each received a certificate of participation and a gift.

3 - All Posters

The winner of the 2015 PACHEK poster contest was Olivia Lancaster.  She received the Bronze Citizenship Medal, a Certificate of Participation, and a $20 cash award.

1 - Poster WInner

Her winning poster was in the alternate “Lexington and Concord” theme.

4 - Winning Poster**Here is a link to our photo album from the event.

In Today’s Kentucky New Era!

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press on December 22, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter reached a milestone today!  We had our incredible 60th published story in an area newsletter/periodical!  The Kentucky New Era in Hopkinsville included two photos and a brief story about our Elementary School Poster Contest Winners at Heritage Christian Academy.

Here’s what they published …

New Era Story

Chapter Poster Contest at Heritage Christian Academy

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter on December 4, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Three students in 4th Grade teacher Tammy Hayes’ history classes recently won the title of “Class Poster Winner” in the Americanism Poster Contest sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution. Mrs. Hayes has partnered with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter in Cadiz for the past two school years and included the national contest as a part of her history curriculum. The theme for this year’s contest is, “George Rogers Clark.”

Class winners were: Elle Heltsley (Ms. Hayes’ homeroom), Ryan Riggs and Emma Harris (tied – Mrs. Riggs’ homeroom). Each received a winner’s certificate and a book about George Rogers Clark.  Posters were judged “blind” by the school’s teachers and administrators, who had no knowledge of the identity of the student who created each poster.  Chapter compatriots will choose one of these three winners to enter into the state level of competition.

Winners Elle Heltsley, Emma Harris, and Ryan Riggs

Winners Elle Heltsley, Emma Harris, and Ryan Riggs

In addition to presenting certificates to each student contest participant, the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter recognized Ms. Hayes for her dedicated efforts to teach American History to the children of the community by awarding her the “Bronze Good Citizenship Medal.” Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Geoff Baggett and Vice-President Steve Mallory presented the medal after their “Revolutionary War in a Trunk” educational presentation.

Steve Mallory, Medal Awardee Tammy Hayes, and Geoff Baggett

Steve Mallory, Medal Awardee Tammy Hayes, and Geoff Baggett

Please CLICK THIS LINK to view our photo album from the event.

You can also VISIT HERE to see this story published on the regional online newspaper, surfky.com.

Weston Powell Wins State Award

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Educational Presentation, KYSSAR on March 18, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Heritage Christian Academy 4th grader Weston Powell, representing the COl. Stephen Trigg Chapter, won third place in the Kentucky Society SAR state poster contest on March 8.  Chapter president Geoff Baggett had the honor of going to HCA today and presenting the award. The award included a certificate from the KYSSAR, a check for $50, and a bonus award of $20 from the Col Stephen Trigg Chapter.

Congratulations, Weston!

Weston Powell Receives the Congratulations of Compatriot Baggett

Weston Powell Receives the Congratulations of Compatriot Baggett

Weston is all smiles with his certificate and $70 total award!

Weston is all smiles with his certificate and $70 total award!

Living History in Mrs. Carneyhan’s Class

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Speakers Bureau on February 28, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Geoff Baggett had a GREAT visit with the kids of Mrs. Amy Carneyhan’s fifth grade class at Trigg County Intermediate School.  He brought a brief presentation about the Revolutionary War time period, including an emphasis upon Militia and citizen-soldiers.  The students had many questions, including inquiries about his uniform and equipment.

Compatriot Baggett also learned that the 5th grade teachers will be leading their students to take part in the poster contest as an extra credit assignment!  More information on their participation will be forthcoming.

Mrs. Carneyhan's class!

Mrs. Carneyhan’s class!

Col. Trigg Chapter Goes on the Road!

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Speakers Bureau on February 22, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

On Friday, February 21, chapter president Geoff Baggett went “on the road” for a speaker’s bureau engagement in Lakeland, Tennessee (near Memphis).  His sister-in-law, Christy Harrison, is a fourth-grade teacher at Lakeland Elementary School.  She introduced the Americanism Poster Contest to the other teachers at her school.  In February they offered the poster project as an “extra credit” grade while studying their social studies unit on the Revolutionary War.  37 of their 140 students participated.

On Friday Compatriot Baggett spoke to a combined assembly of six classes in the school cafeteria about the militia in the Revolution and the role of Francis Marion in the Southern Theater.  He also awarded certificates to the first, second, and third place winners.  The grand prize winner also received a book, The Swamp Fos of the Revolution by Stewart H. Holbrook, and a $20 cash prize.  He also presented “Certificates of Appreciation” to the school principal and all six of the teachers who participated in the poster project.  The highlight of the afternoon was teaching the kids the, “Huzzah!” cheer and hearing the entire cafeteria full of kids giving the cheer as they waved their arms.

Speaking Crop

After the large assembly he reported to Mrs. Harrison’s class where he did a presentation on the elements of his militia uniform and the purpose of each piece of equipment.  The children enjoyed trying on his cocked hat and posing for pictures.

Class Crop

Unfortunately, the posters for the Francis Marion theme were judged at the statewide level in January, so none of these posters could be entered for state competition.  We are confident that the winning poster at Lakeland Elementary, one of the most creative presentations we have ever seen, would have been a “contender.”

The winning poster, in the form of a newspaper.

The winning poster, in the form of a newspaper.