After being awarded first place in the 2016 Chapter Americanism Poster Contest by the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter in Beaufort, SC, Holy Trinity student, Mary Chumney, went on to win first place against 19 other SC chapters at the state level.
Receiving a prize of $400 for being selected as the South Carolina SAR Society winner, Chumney will now compete against other State Society entries at the SAR National Congress being held in Boston, MA in July.
Chumney’s poster depicting this year’s theme of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island competed against 20 entries from students in the Beaufort area who are currently studying the American Revolution as part of their grade-level coursework.
As noted by Paul Hamilton Chapter Education Program Chair, Jody Henson, “The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum.” Holy Trinity Headmaster Rev. Chad E. Lawrence believes this contest to be an especially good fit for Holy Trinity. “An important part of a classical education is understanding our history and the SAR Americanism Poster Contest offers us an opportunity to learn even more about our nation’s beginnings.”
Chumney is Holy Trinity’s second student to earn first place in the Chapter Americanism Poster Contest by the SAR Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter. In 2014, Caroline O’Neal went on to win the State competition with her poster based on “The Swamp Fox.”
Posters are judged on how well they express the assigned theme, originality, evidence of research, artistic merit and creativity, historical accuracy, and visual appearance. For more information about the Americanism Poster Contest, please see: http://sarbeaufortsc.org/