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Ernest B. Coggins, Jr.

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The Knight Essay Contest Committee administers the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest.

The George S. and Stella Knight Essay Contest is designed to give high school students (Grades 9-12) an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history. Students submit their essays at Chapter and State Society levels. Essays must be original with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. State Societies each provide their winning essay to the National Society for the final selection. 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.

Details and resources can be found at this link. The ability to write eloquently and with conviction is a dying art form. Please help the SAR to ensure that the students of today will be encouraged to sustain this skill that was so integral in the founding of our nation. Donate Today! Donors at $250 and up are honored at the Donor Awards Breakfast and will receive an award in recognition of their contribution.

Potential student applicants or Compatriots desiring specific information should contact their respective Knight Essay State Contest Contact found at this link. For general information, contact the Chairman at the link on the top of the page.