For the 2018-2019 school year, SBS student Victoria Smith ‘21 served as the Texas State Children of the American Revolution (T.S.C.A.R.) First Vice President. Victoria also served as a Investment Committee Chair at the national level. According to their website, “The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our country. Membership is open to descendants of patriots of the American Revolution.”
Furthermore, according to their website, “Members gain invaluable leadership experience in conducting meetings, following parliamentary procedures and standard protocol, serving as delegates and speaking before groups at local, state and national conferences. The responsibility and privilege of selecting officers helps members gain an understanding of the democratic process.”
One of the most exciting opportunities this organization presented for Victoria was the invitation to attend the National Conference in Arlington, Virginia, to be installed as state president with national officers and state presidents from around the country. While there, the group toured the National Guard Museum and heard about service projects performed by local societies around the country.
During the conference, Victoria delivered a speech representing Texas, and on behalf of Texas, received the traveling N.S.D.A.R. flag from the National DAR President General. This is given to the best state that meets certain criteria.
Upon her return to Texas, Victoria has been busy narrowing down options for her theme and state project. Once determined and approved, her project will raise at least $10,000, and children across the state will host events and projects of their own to support her theme and project.
According to Victoria, "I am honored to be State President this year for Texas Children of the American Revolution and have already gotten to work on a busy year ahead! This organization has helped me with my leadership, speaking skills, etiquette and relationships. I am excited about my state project which will contribute to the community that has taught me so much. My passion and eagerness for the opportunity to give back to this organization is immeasurable."
We look forward to hearing about Victoria’s project in the future!
to view photos from Victoria’s experience.