The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2017-18 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.
To participate, students must submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Each studentís essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation.
For complete contest rules and an application, please use the following link:
https://sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/george-s-stella-m-knight-essay-contest-rules. The application must be submitted to Oklahoma SAR Knight Essay Contest Committee Chairman
by December 31st. Only one entry per student is permitted per contest year. Currently, the winner of the Oklahoma SAR Knight Essay Contest Committee will be awarded a medallion, certificate and $200.00 cash. The Oklahoma SAR winner will be entered in the national contest which offers a $5000.00 first prize.