Ohio Society’s Knight Essay Contest Winners Announced
Clayton E. Marsh of Piqua, Ohio was announced as the first place winner of the Ohio Society’s George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest at the 126th Ohio Society State Conference in Dayton, Ohio on May 2nd. The essay contest is a competition for freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students wherein they submit an original essay 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. Students compete at the local, state, and national levels in the event.
Clayton had previously won first place at the local level for the George Rogers Clark Chapter competition in Springfield, Ohio. His essay was titled: “E Pluribus Unum: Understanding the Pledge, Purpose, and Promise of American Citizenship”.
Winning second place was Victoria Volpe of Fostoria, Ohio, sponsored by the At-Large Chapter, for her essay: “John Locke, The Father of the Declaration of Independence”. Finishing third was Tanner Bigam of Circleville, Ohio, sponsored by the Camp Charlotte Chapter, for an essay titled “The Liberty Bill”.