Sons of the American Revolution to honor Rocklin Student at School Board Meeting Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Contact:  Dave Gilliard

ROCKLIN, CA – – Members of the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will be present at the Rocklin Unified School Board Meeting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18, to present 5th grade student Blake Steinbach with a $500 U.S. Savings Bond.

Blake Steinbach, a student at Cobblestone Elementary School, was the statewide winner in the annual American History Poster contest sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution. This is a national contest and Blake’s poster will now represent California in the national judging, which takes place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this July.  As the winner of the local judging which covers Placer County, Blake has already been awarded $100 in cash.

The annual American History Poster Contest is a fun and educational program for Fifth Grade students.  It was created to stimulate interest in American History in support of the classroom curriculum.  SAR members, wearing Revolutionary War uniforms and costumes, give presentations in classrooms on the annual poster topic.  The 2011 topic was “The Battle of Cowpens.”  Over 350 Placer County students, from thirty classrooms, submitted posters for judging this year.

Posters are judged on their historical accuracy and creative design and prizes are awarded at the School, Chapter, State and National levels. A representative of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) participates in the national poster judging.