Bowling Green, KY

BGHS Freshman Wins State Sons of American Revolution Historical Oration Contest

Janet Martin
Pictured Dr. Scott Giltner, 2022 SAR President, Cayden Dunn, 2022 KYSAR Oration Champion, Tom Geimeier, KY Oration Contest Chairman.Photo bySAR Photographer

Bowling Green High School Freshman Cayden Dunn, the son of Corey and Meca Dunn, won the Kentucky Joseph S. Rumbaugh Sons of the American Revolution State Historical Oration Contest March 11 at the Club at UK’s Spindletop Library in Lexington.

Three speakers from across Kentucky wrote and presented from memory an original oration of 5-6 minutes on a topic of their choice related to the Revolutionary War.

Dunn’s win qualifies him to compete in the national contest by submitting a video of his speech. The speakers with the top 6 video entries from around the country will be invited to compete in person in the final round of the competition at the National SAR Congress July 12-20 in Orlando, FL.

Dunn, a BGHS Speech & Debate team and Warren County Teen Court member, was sponsored by the Colonel Benjamin Logan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Russellville, KY.

The Benjamin Logan SAR Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the McCuddy House, 268 Flint Ridge Rd., Adiarville, KY.

The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest is open to all 9th-12th grade students attending public, parochial, home-school or private schools. The preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local chapter level; students have the opportunity to advance to the state or national levels where scholarships and cash prizes are awarded.

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and teaching American history to future generations. See the Kentucky Society of the Sons of American Revolution website for more information

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A graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelors in English and Masters in Education, Martin has been teaching English, Speech, Debate, & Theater for over 26 years. She writes news articles for local programs she is passionate about.

Bowling Green, KY

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