Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest

The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest

The North Carolina SAR Americanism Committee is pleased to announce the National Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest. The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum.

This contest is directed at students in the 7th or 8th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system – including ecumenical and home schooled students. This completion was begun to aid studies at the school grades following elementary school and before the sophomore grade in high school.  If the American Revolution period of American History is technically not specifically covered during these middle school grades, an entry will still be accepted for the competition by the state society.

Deadline for Entry is May 1

The contest is also open to Scouts (Boys & Girls) and members of the C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution) who are in the same grades but whose school system may not be participating in the contest.  In the case where the local school system, or its equivalent, is participating, the young person must enter the contest through the school and not as a separate entry.

The topic for the contest is:

“The Foundational Documents of the United States”

These include:

  • Articles of Confederation
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Constitution
  • Federalist Papers
  • Bill of Rights

The Official name of the Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest is: The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest.  The hope is that some student will ask:

Who was Moses Adams?

Which will open up a teaching moment for teachers and SAR Compatriots on the ultimate sacrifice men have made so that we can experience the freedom we enjoy.

“Sgt. Adams was with the 13th Massachusetts Regiment.  He died at Valley Forge.  He did not do anything historically significant other than to give his life for our freedom, along with 25,000 other men.  This contest is so named in their honor, and the families who suffered their loss for generations.”

North Carolina SAR Brochure Chairman contact: