The Sons of the American Revolution is a patriotic organization comprised of members whose ancestors supported the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War.
Among various patriotic goals, the purpose of the SAR is to perpetuate the stories of patriotism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who achieved independence for the American people.
Toward this goal, the Tiadaghton Chapter SAR participated in the sponsorship of the 2012 Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest.
The contest was open to all students in the third, fourth and fifth grades. The topic for this year's poster was the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, which occurred on March 15, 1781, near Greensboro, N.C., the seat of Guilford County.
The American troops were led by Gen. Nathanael Greene and the British leader was Lord Cornwallis. This battle was a pivotal victory for the Americans in that it unraveled British control of the south and led Cornwallis to Yorktown and surrender. Posters submitted by students were judged on originality, evidence of research, artistic merit and creativity.
The winning poster was submitted by Parker Monoski, a fifth-grade student at Rommelt Middle School, South Williamsport. He was awarded with the first-place blue ribbon, a certificate of recognition, a $50 cash award and his poster will be entered in the Pennsylvania State Society competition. He is the son of Ryan and Brittney Monoski of South Williamsport.
The second-place poster was submitted by Rylee Monoski, a fouth-grade student at Central Elementary School, South Williamsport. She was awarded with the second-place red ribbon and a certificate of recognition. She also is the daughter of Ryan and Brittney Monoski of South Williamsport.
The award presentations were made during the Tiadaghton Chapter's spring dinner meeting April 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Muncy.
For 2013 poster contest participation, interested school districts should contact Tom Gouldy, president of the Tiadaghton Chapter at 435-0559.