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Youth Leadership Awards and Contests

GOOD CITIZENSHIP AWARD 
The Delaware Society works with schools that have programs for the development of citizenship to honor the top students (male or female) in these programs. The award consists of the Bronze Good Citizenship Award, which includes a medal, certificate, and the citizenship lapel pin. Delaware Society Chapters present Good Citizenship awards to students at the local level. The State Society presents Good Citizenship awards to students for accomplishments at the state level.
Contact: Troy Foxwell / Matthew J. Barlow, Jr.

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EAGLE SCOUT RECOGNITION AWARD: 
Each Boy Scout who attains the rank of Eagle is eligible to receive the SAR Eagle Scout Recognition Certificate. The Delaware Society tries to provide a member to make a personal presentation to the Scout at his Eagle Court of Honor.
Contact: Noel Kuhrt

EAGLE SCOUT CONTEST: 
Any Eagle Scout under the age of 19 may enter the Eagle Scout Contest. Eagle Contest description and rules.

State Deadline: Contestants should deliver their entries to the SAR Eagle State Contact postmarked no later than December 31. Chapters who wish to recognize contestants in their areas should ask the SAR Eagle State Contact for their names. The state award is presented in April, and the national award is presented in July.
Contact: Noel Kuhrt

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HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST:  
Any student (male or female) who qualifies and writes an essay in the specified topic area may participate in the Knight Historical Essay Contest.

Knight Essay Contest description and rules.

State Deadline: Contestants should deliver their entries to the state contact postmarked no later than December 31. The state award is presented in April, and the national award is presented in July.
Contact: Brian Cox

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JROTC EXCELLENCE AWARDS: 
Each JROTC unit in the state may select a junior cadet (male or female) to receive the SAR JROTC Award. The Delaware Society tries to provide a member to make a personal presentation to the cadet at the unit's award banquet.
Contact: Matthew J. Barlow, Jr.

JROTC CONTEST: 
Each JROTC unit in the state may nominate a cadet for the JROTC Contest. Potential contestants should read the

JROTC Contest description and rules.

Chapter and State Deadlines: Contestants should deliver their entries to the SAR chapter contact postmarked no later than March 15. See your JROTC instructor or Email the SAR State Contact to get the address of the SAR chapter contact for your school. Chapters should deliver their winning entries to the SAR JROTC State Contact postmarked no later than April 7. The state award is presented in May, and the national award is presented in July.

Contact: Matthew J. Barlow, Jr.

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PATRIOTIC ORATION CONTEST: 
Any student (male or female) who qualifies and can present a speech in the specified topic area may participate in the Rumbaugh Oration Contest.

Rumbaugh Oration Contest description and rules.

Note: The Delaware Society has not organized its own state oration contest, but it has from time to time selected contestants based on state oration contests sponsored by other organizations. The national contest is held in July. The state award is presented in April, and the national award is presented in July.
Contact: Lyman Brenner

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ROTC EXCELLENCE AWARDS: 
Each ROTC unit in the state may select a cadet (male or female) to receive the SAR ROTC Award. A senior officer of the Delaware Society makes a personal presentation to the cadet at the unit's award ceremony.
Contact: Matthew J. Barlow, Jr.

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Past Award Recipients
  • DESSAR JROTC Winners
           2015 - Albina Hernandez - Sussex Central
           2016 - Jacob Johnson - Woodbridge High School
           2017 - Holly Todd - Woodbridge High School
           2018 - Tyler Maartin - First State Military Academy
 
  • Rumbaugh
           2005 - Eddie Seage, Jr. - St. Marks High School - 3rd Place
           2006 - Eddie Seage, Jr. - St. Marks High School - 1st Place
           2007 - David Anguish - St. Marks High School - 1st Place
           2008 - Smith - Ursaline
           2009 - Andrew Bell - Delmarva Christian, Kent County - 2nd Place
           2010 - Andrew Bell - Delmarva Christian, Kent County
           2011 - Jacob Sackett-Saunders - Cab Calloway School of the Arts - 6th Place 
           2012 - Alina Ehsan - Cab Calloway School of the Arts
           2013 - Zachary Smith - Salesianum
           2014 - Naman Patel - 3rd Place
           2015 - Kayle Cassell Carter
           2016 - Liam O'Connor - 1st Place
           2017 - Indya Rennie - Homed Schooled
           2018 - Sheyas Parab - Archmere
 
  • George & Stella Knight Essay Contest
           2018 - Benjamin Connor - Mount Pleasant High School
 
  • Arthur M, and Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest
           2014 - Nathaniel D. Valenti
           2018 - Shane Justin Jones

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