2.1 Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Scholarship Contest – Application Deadline Is June 1
2.2 Autism and Chesterfield First Responders Community Connection Fair – Chesterfield – June 10
2.3 Special Needs Assessment and Testing – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is July 16
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest. The contest is open to students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools.. While the preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, students may eventually advance to the state or national levels, held in June during the annual SAR Congress. Each student’s five- to six-minute speech and accompanying manuscript will be judged based upon its composition, delivery, significance, and historical accuracy and relevance. Prizes of $5000, $3000, and $2000 will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners respectively. The first place winner at the national level of the contest is expected to attend the Youth Awards Luncheon at the annual SAR Congress and may not compete in its future Rumbaugh Oration Contest competitions.
National Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Application form, and copies of all other required documents including a copy of the applicant’s oration manuscript and the applicant’s photograph must be submitted by mail or email to the SAR Chapter Rumbaugh Oration Contest Chairman or, if no local chapter, to the Society Rumbaugh Oration Contest Chairman by June 1, 2017. The appropriate Rumbaugh Oration Contest Chairman will notify applicants of the dates of the chapter and state-level society contests.
The application form can be found on page 13 of the following document: https://members.sar.org/media/uploads/pages/201/djWgzSDdOp3h.pdf.
For more information and to find your local SAR chapter, visit the website.
Sycamore Square Shopping Center
Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a free event for individuals with autism and their families and caregivers.
Come out and meet and build relationships with Chesterfield County’s fire, police, and rescue first responders. The Autism Society Central Virginia (ASCV) believes that establishing and building relationships between families and those who might respond in emergencies is of great importance. From the news media and firsthand accounts, they have seen how some of the behaviors individuals with autism display can be misunderstood and misinterpreted, leading to altercations, arrests, incarceration, and even tragedy in some cases. Activities and resources will include face painting, games, a bounce house, a fire and life safety house, tours of first responder vehicles, Chesterfield database address flagging forms, and more. For more information, contact Tammy Burns at 804-257-0192 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be found on ASCV’s Facebook page.
Grove Avenue Baptist Church Richmond,
July 17 through Friday, July 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Assessments are by appointment only; pre-registration and payment is required. Deadline is July 16, 2017. Cost: Varies depending on the assessment test/s requested; beginning at $150.
These cognitive and academic assessments are administered by the staff of SailAway Ministries. They are about understanding your child, what makes him tick, what keeps her from learning, what identifies your student’s strengths and weaknesses accurately, and what leads him to an optimistic destiny. Reliable evaluations can deliver the kind of understanding that produces significant shifts in learning outcomes. These assessments not only identify student learning strengths and weaknesses accurately, but also pinpoint academic accomplishments and gaps. They form a basis for action plans individually crafted to fit each student’s unique development needs.
To register and request an appointment time, visit www.homeschool-life.com/sysfiles/member/events/events_view.cfm?memberid=1180&public=0&eventid=2609708.
To make a payment to reserve your appointment time, visit https://icheckgateway.com/PaymentPortal/Default.aspx?P=2ac29866a27e44fb9158.
For more information about SailAway Ministries, visit www.sailawaylearning.com.
For specific testing questions, contact Brenda Murphy at 865-376-7005.
General questions can be directed to Stephanie Konicki at email@example.com or 804-740-8888.