Upper School students win Knight Essay Contest

Earlier in the school year, Upper School history teacher Scott Singleton had students in his American History Honors class submit essays to the 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 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.

After returning from Winter Break, the class learned that Admiral Farragut Academy students had swept the awards, taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at the local chapter level of the contest.

Gianni Defelice took 3rd place and was awarded $50 for his essay titled “The Build up to the Revolutionary War”. Alyssa Rano took 2nd place and was awarded $100 for her essay titled “The Foundation of a Country”. Dylan Miksch took 1st place for his essay titled “Thomas Jefferson; Author, President, Founding Father”.

Dylan will be awarded $200 and honored for his paper at the Sons of the American Revolution luncheon meeting at the St Petersburg Yacht Club on Saturday, May 19th. Dylan’s essay is now entered into the state contest where he could be eligible for additional awards.