Knight Essay Contest
was originally named in honor of SAR Compatriot President Calvin Coolidge
who won an SAR essay contest while a student at Amherst.
The contest was reestablished in 1988 by Compatriot McCarthy DeMere. In
1995, the contest was renamed the George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay
Contest in honor of their generous gift to the SAR to support this
contest. The contest is designed to give high school students an
opportunity to explore events that shaped American History.
Entry deadline - December 31st, 2012
Chapter Prize - 1st place is $200, 2nd place is $100 and 3rd place is $50.
Contestant Entry Form
For more information please contact Brian Revard.
is open to all high school sophomore, juniors, and seniors. It is ideal
for students who do not feel comfortable giving an oration but who can
write what they think is going to happen to this country in the future.
must be original, in English, typewritten, double spaced and must have a
minimum of 800 words and not exceed 1200 words excluding the title page,
footnotes, bibliography and biography. The topic of the essay shall deal
with: an event, person,
philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the
Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United
Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the
NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.
Important Contest Information
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