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Arizona SAR Recognizes Canyon Ridge School Students
Arizona SAR awardsCanyon Ridge School, in cooperation with Arizona Sons of the American Revolution(SAR)- Saguaro Chapter,  recognized the creativity and patriotic efforts of multiple students in grade fifth and eighth for their efforts on the SAR American Revolution Poster Contest and the Sgt. Moses Adams History Brochure Contest.

Aligned with the annual campus celebration of United States Constitution Day each September, these contests offer learners a unique opportunity to explore the events and personalities of the Revolutionary War and to formulate a poster or brochure that provides pertinent historical information and artistic expressions of the Colonial era. For the third consecutive year, the fifth grade social studies students in Mrs. Melissa Bennett’s classes generated numerous winning entries that ranged from the historical contributions of Benjamin Franklin to the bravery of Paul Revere and George Washington. Jade Arguello won third place, Matthew Kuba achieved second place standing, and Jacob Fair secured first place on the chapter level and won the state level competition for best student poster in Arizona. Each learner received a certificate of achievement and cash prize for their efforts. Jacob Fair also received a second certificate and prize from the SAR for his best in state accomplishment. All the winners were cheered on by their peers and community guests from Arizona Sons of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Arizona Daughters of the American Revolution.

Seventh and eighth grade winners of the Sgt. Moses Historical Brochure Contest  generated a tri-fold display that focused on a single seminal American document. Their choices ranged from the Articles of Confederation to the United States Constitution and the Federalist Papers. These brochures included detailed historical research, creative art work and perspectives regarding the importance of the documents in modern American life. 

“This is our fourth year of the contest at Canyon Ridge School and once again we have an outstanding variety of work to judge and choose from,” stated Arizona SAR Saguaro Chapter President, Mike Fisch, “Over one hundred and twenty entries were received from this school alone.” 

Seventh grade learner Isabella Hignight won third place in the contest with eighth grade students Mackenzie Henige and Emilia Escobar securing second and first place, respectively. For the second year in a row, Emilia also won the state level prize and will advance to the NSSAR  national competition this summer in Washington. 

The awards program culminated with a presentation to the assembled guests by seventh grade social studies teacher, Christopher Raso. In recognition of their many years of support for patriotic programs at Canyon Ridge School,  Dennis Grau of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Arizona SAR Saguaro Chapter President Mike Fisch and Arizona DAR Agua Fria Chapter Regent Twila Lobitz, each received a copy of the latest publications from the Veterans Heritage Project. The hardbound book called, Since You Asked, consists of published student articles that recognize the important service of local Veterans. 

“Your unwavering support of VHP and other important community based service projects at our school, has enriched the lives and education of so many students,” stated Mr. Raso. “It remains our honor and pleasure to serve in this partnership with you all.”
 
Posted : 5/21 | Direct Link
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