Ken Wilson, President of the Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, recently visited the 5th grade and 8th grade students at Halifax Academy to promote two of the SAR’s youth contests and present historical programs to each class.
The 5th grade students were told about the SAR’s Poster Contest and this year’s theme relating to a local Patriot. Wilson then presented a program about some local Patriots including Willie (Wylie) Jones, General Allen Jones and Nicholas Long.
The SAR’s Brochure Contest, the subject of which is the Founding Documents of the United States, was explained to the 8th grade Social Studies classes. A presentation entitled “From Mecklenburg to Halifax” was also presented covering the period in North Carolina history from the writing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence to the adoption of the Halifax Resolves.