THE ERNEST ANDREW ROGERS AWARD
OUTSTANDING JUNIOR STATE CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
The Ernest Andrew Rogers Award is presented at each Spring State Convention in memory of the founder of the Junior Statesmen of America. The award is presented to the most outstanding chapter in each state of the Junior State.
Chapters wishing to apply for the award are asked to submit an essay by the Chapter President and Teacher/Advisor describing the chapter's on campus activities throughout the year and its participation in regional and state activities. A scrapbook, with photos, clippings, announcements, and/or any other supporting materials may also be submitted to the Awards Committee at the Spring State Convention. The essay might include a description of chapter activities, comments on improvements in the chapter, a description of special chapter events, and any other comments that will help the judges make their decision.
Judging is based on the content of the chapter's presentation. The judges will review the chapter's overall achievements and their efforts to encourage involvement in, and understanding of, the processes of democratic self‐government. JSA Teacher/Advisors and Junior Statesmen Foundation staff members will serve on the Awards Committee.
The deadline for application is 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Spring State. Complete applications can be turned in at the registration table at the Spring State Convention. Chapter Presidents and Teacher/Advisors will be interviewed in case of a tie. The Prof. Rogers Award will be announced at Closing Session. The winning chapter will receive an engraved plaque to be displayed at their high school.
Directions: Chapters interested in competing for the Chapter of the Year Award should send all materials (i.e. your video, power point, or other supplementary materials) at least one week prior to Spring State to the Southern California Program Director, Tracy Poindexter with the following information:
School Name School City Chapter President Teacher Advisor Presentation Materials
Please both email to Tracy@jsa.org AND mail a hard copy to the San Mateo headquarters office at 800 South Claremont St., Ste. 202, San Mateo, CA 94402.