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Eagle Scout: Bill Johnson & Jim DeGroff. Solicit names of young men earning Eagle Scout status from every council in our chapter coverage.  Arrange for ceremony to recognize them and award SAR Certificate of Achievement. 

Outstanding Citizen: Recognizes high school seniors who show outstanding achievement in academics and community service.  Nominated by local high schools.  Awards presentation in April in Edwardsville.  Contact  chapter chairman Harry Nelson or Marv Meng

ROTC/EMS/Law Enforcement(LE)/EMS/Fire Safety/Hero: Present award to Junior ROTC cadet at Alton High School. The recipient is selected by the school and given to the chairman through email/phone contact.  At the JROTC level, students are eligible for a $500 Illinois SAR award if a winning essay is submitted.  The individual schools set the time and place for the award presentations.  LE/EMS/Fire Safety and Hero award recipients are selected when regional news highlight worthy accomplishments.  There is a different type medal and certificate for each category. Contact chapter chairman Chuck Dobias for ROTC/JROTC.  Contact chapter chairman Lloyd Schwarz for LE/EMS/Fire Safety/Hero.

Schweizer History Teacher Award: State award named for our chapter founder Charles Schweizer.  It recognizes a teacher for outstanding accomplishments in teaching history of the Revolutionary War period.  Nominated teachers fill out a form, write a short essay and submit a letter of recommendation from a school administrator.  State winners receive a $500 award and may be eligible for the $1,000 National SAR Lawrence award and paid expenses to Louisville. Contact the chairman.

Knights Essay:  A nation-wide contest designed to give high school students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) an opportunity to explore events that shaped American History. The contest was named for the George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest in honor of their generous gift to the SAR to support it.  Significant monetary awards are presented at the state and national level (additional information available from Eric Reelitz).

Rumbaugh Oral Presentation:  This award is for high school students for an original oration of not less than five minutes nor more than six, dealing with the Revolutionary War period.  Monetary awards are given at state and national level (contact Bill Wilson).

2008-2013 Genl George Rogers Clark Chapter, ILSAR
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