Youth Programs - Knight Essay Contest

Ieesha Griffin receives the 2010 George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay award!

(February 18, 2010 - Ieesha Griffin (above, center) receives the 2010 Knight Essay Award from the Mecklenburg Chapter as our Chapter level winner! Her mother (left) and Mecklenburg Chapter's Paul Callanan (right) share the moment.)

This 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.

Your local entry is due by December 31, 2017 to the Mecklenburg chapter!

For more information on the Knight Essay Contest, please visit the national SAR site by clicking here.

View the Complete Knight Essay Program Here

Download Knight Essay Contest Rules

Local Mecklenburg chapter contact:

Ken Luckey,
Mecklenburg Chapter, NCSSAR