SAR awards scholarship

MIAMI COUNTY — The Sons of the American Revolution, Richard Montgomery Chapter, which includes Troy and all of Miami County, recently awarded their Eagle Scout Scholarship to Samuel Lewis of Trenton.

To earn the award, Lewis had to pass the Eagle Scout Board of Review, and then fill out the SAR’s application citing his achievements. The criteria included leadership positions within scouting, merit badges earned, scouting activities completed, community activities and recognitions, religious, scholastic, and extracurricular activities and recognitions. Lewis also had to research and complete a four generation ancestor chart and compose an original theme concerning the Founding of America. Lewis’s theme centered on “one of the lesser known heroes of the American Revolution, Nathanael Greene.”

Lewis, along with his family attended the recent Richard Montgomery Chapter’s meeting. In accepting his scholarship Lewis read his theme to the Chapter members. He received a certificate, a medal and the financial prize. Elwin Spray, the Chapter’s Chairman of the Eagle Scout Scholarship Committee, made the presentation and praised Lewis. “This young man’s application showed the hard work he has performed both in scouts and in his community. He is truly deserving of this award and our scholarship,” Spray said.

The Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit charitable organization affiliated with the Ohio Society and National Society of SAR, whose members have proven ancestry to patriotic activity during the Revolutionary War and founding of the United States of America. The Richard Montgomery Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesdays of the month (except for a summer break of July and August) at the Dayton Masonic Center, 2450 Riverview Road, Dayton. Potential programs and guests should call 335-7345 or email for more information.