08 November 2008

New Assignment Accepted

I've recently been asked by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to head up a new $1000 college scholarship program for high school seniors who reside in Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, or West Virginia. This will be an annual essay contest coinciding with the Sesquicentennial and beginning in 2009. It will be open to all public school, private school, and home school students.

I'm currently in the process of writing the rules and guidelines for submissions and assembling a panel of judges . Thus far, I've recruited a private University English professor, a public high school history teacher and author, and a military historian/author who also works as a museum curator. I will also be serving as one of the judges and I am awaiting the reply of one more person.

The objective of the scholarship program is to acquaint young people with the history of the War Between the States during the Sesquicentennial of the conflict. A more detailed and official announcement will be made some time before year's end.


Jim Beeghley said...


Please let me know if you are in need of additional judges. I would be interested in helping.


Jim Beeghley
Teaching the Civil War with Technology

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Will do Jim. Thank you for the offer.

Jubilo said...

Dear Sir ,
Here in Chicago , The Camp Douglas SCV also has the $1,000.00 scholarship . Of course , in Illinois it's much more of a challenge to find some one to present it to ! Still , a superb idea and much better than the 100 foot flags made in China.
cordially ,
David Corbett

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I tend to agree money would be better spent on things like this. That being said, the large flag displays are in many ways a backlash against the PC crowd as in "we'll show you."