Farragut students place in the top three of essay contest for third year in a row

Two of Upper School history teacher Scott Singleton’s American History Honors students were named as the 2nd and 3rd place winners in the local chapter level of George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest, which is run by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

The students submitted their essays to the SAR earlier in the year. The submissions were required to be original 800- to 1,200-word essays 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 was judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation. This is the third year in a row that Farragut students have achieved a spot in the top three.

Lamarcus Moise took 3rd place and was awarded $50 for his essay titled The Boston Massacre. Ashton Raymer took 2nd place and was awarded $100 for his essay titled Ben Franklin. The students also received certificates of participation in the essay contest. Please join us in congratulating these cadets!