Emilia Escobar, an eighth-grader at Canyon Ridge School, was selected for an honorable mention in the national finals of the 2020 National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Sergeant Moses Adams Middle School History Brochure Contest.
Sponsored locally by the members of the Sons of the American Revolution Saguaro Chapter, the brochure contest provides middle level learners with an opportunity to formulate a creative brochure regarding a seminal document from American history.
Learners perform research and formulate an artistic hand-drawn brochure that balances factual information, historical perspectives and colorful illustrations. Seventh- and eighth-grade social studies classes incorporate the contest into the parameters of their curriculum and lessons.
Learners evaluate the meaning and significance of: the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers. Students then pick one of these foundational documents as the topic of their brochure.
For the third consecutive year, seventh- and eighth-grade teams generated more than 100 entries for the contest. Members of the Arizona SAR judged each brochure, and three winners were selected by each participating SAR group — Saguaro, Prescott and Barry M. Goldwater chapters.
Emilia’s brochure advanced from the state level and to the national level of the contest. Her honorable mention award was the result of being selected from a field of hundreds of entries in the combined local, state, and national contest.
For all of her hard work on this endeavor, Emilia received a certificate of merit, cash prizes on the state and local levels, a gift card and a medal achievement from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.