Sons of the American Revolution Essay Contest

Local High School Students Eligible To Earn Scholarships Through Knight Essay Competition

September 17, 2021, Puyallup, Washington: Area high school students in the ninth through
twelfth grades are eligible to earn valuable scholarships worth $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 by
writing an essay about the American Revolution. Students submitting essays may attend
public, private or home school environments.

The Knight Essay competition is sponsored by the local chapter of The Sons of The American
Revolution – a lineage organization whose members trace their forefathers back to serving in
the American Revolution. The 800-word essays discuss historic subjects dealing with an event,
person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of
Independence or framing of the U.S. Constitution.

“We live in challenging times. This essay competition provides students an opportunity to
think critically and express themselves on matters dealing with our nation’s history,” says
John W. Herr, WSSAR Alexander Hamilton Chapter Vice President. “The Knight Essay
competition is a great opportunity to earn valuable scholarships for use beyond high school.”
Local SAR chapters select winning essays from their community and forward them to the state
and national levels for additional consideration. Rules and more details of the Knight Essay are
displayed on the website, under Youth Programs. Entries are due to the
WSSAR Alexander Hamilton chapter no later than December 31, 2021.

The Sons of the American Revolution is the largest male lineage organization in the United
States and consists of men who can provide lineal bloodline descent from people who served
during the Revolutionary War, or who contributed to establishing the independence of the
United States. The society is dedicated to assisting its members, schools, teachers, veterans and
the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve our history and constitutional
principles. It consists of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international
societies and over 36,000 members.

For More Information Contact:

John W. Herr, Vice President
WSSAR Alexander Hamilton chapter

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