knight essay contest

knight essay program

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all US Citizen and Legal Resident students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range.

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 student’s essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation.

The contest is conducted in three phases: the local chapter, state level society and national phases.  To enter the contest a student must submit their contest to a local chapter.  In the Charlotte region, this is the Mecklenburg Chapter.  The entry should be submitted by December 13, 2024 for the 2024 contest to [email protected].  Any questions should be submitted here also.  The winner of the Mecklenburg Chapter contest will be submitted to the state level contest.

A complete set of rules and essay examples for the Knight Essay Contest can be found on the National SAR website here.

2023 George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest Winner

Lainie Keel of Covenant Day School in Charlotte receives her certificate and check from James Wood.