The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution sponsored a National Americanism Poster Contest this year. This new contest was directed at students in the 4th or 5th grades, depending on which grade year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system. The National Society Elementary School Poster Contest was designed to stimulate interest in American History in support of the Fourth or Fifth Grade Curriculum. The topic for the Poster Contest this year was the “Battle of Cowpens” (South Carolina), a most important Southern campaign victory for the Colonists on January 17, 1781
The Beaufort Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the SAR notified local schools of the program and Lady’s Island Intermediate School had seven students participate under the guidance of Mrs. Cadra Rooney, recently presented Teacher of the Year honors at the school. The students selected Miss Brycen Campbell’s poster as their top choice and Chapter President Wayne Cousar submitted her work for consideration at the annual South Carolina State Meeting in April. Miss Campbell’s poster was the runner up in the state competition.
On May 4th chapter officers Wayne Cousar, President, and Jody Henson, Vice President, presented SAR Certificates of Appreciation to seven students during a brief ceremony at the school for their participation. Miss Campbell was awarded a small honorarium in addition to her certificate for creating the Chapter’s best poster.