Sons of the American Revolution, Ohio Society Activities

Knight Essay Contest Award Presented at 128th Ohio Society SAR State Conference

LtoR: Terry Whetstone, Secretary of George Rogers Clark SAR Chapter; Ethan Marsh; Donald C. McGraw, Ohio Society SAR President

On May 6th, 2017, the Ohio Society SAR presented its first place award for the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest to Ethan F. Marsh, who’s essay was titled “The Patriotic Audacity of Alexander Hamilton”.  Marsh, who entered the contest through the Ohio Society’s George Rogers Clark Chapter of Springfield, Ohio, was presented his award by Col. (Ret) Donald C. McGraw, Ohio Society State President, at the Society’s 128th Annual State Conference held in Blue Ash, Ohio.

The second place award went to Rachel Jablonski, sponsored by the At-Large Chapter; and third place went to Sara Petron, who entered through the Cincinnati Chapter.

The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range. 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.

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 is 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. The contest must be entered through an SAR chapter near the student’s residence.

Information on the contest can be obtained from the Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution website at http://ohssar.org/programs/.



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