Halifax Resolves Chapter Recognizes Knight Essay Winners

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The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all US Citizens and Legal Resident students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range.

The Halifax Resolves Chapter recognized their Knight Essay winner and six Honorable Mention submissions this week at those students’ schools.  Maddie Hart of Nash Central High School was the chapter winner for her essay, “Activist Without Acclaim,” which detailed Joseph Warren’s contributions to the American Revolution.  For her outstanding product, Maddie received a neck ribbon, a certificate, and a check from the Halifax Resolves Chapter.  Honorable Mention certificates were given to two students from Nash Central High School, Josh Eason (Marquis de Lafayette: The Hero of Two Worlds) and Christian Garganus (The Culper Spy Ring), and four students from Faith Christian School, Molly Morningstar (War to Revolution and Everything Inbetween), Josh Parker (The British and the Bill of Rights), Addison Rich (Unlikely Heroes of the American Revolution), and Payton Trevathan (Sons and Daughters of Liberty).

Maddie Hart, a junior at Nash Central High School in Rocky Mount won the chapter-level contest for the Knight Essay.  She is presented with her certificate and neck ribbon by Halifax Resolves Chapter Past-President Geoff Pittard.

From L-R: Nash Central HS Principal Dr. Jonathan Tribula, Maddie Hart, Geoff Pittard & Renny Taylor, APUSH teacher at Nash Central HS.

From L-R: Dr. Jonathan Tribula, Josh Eason, Christian Gurganus, Geoff Pittard & Renny Taylor

Halifax Resolves Chapter member, Renny Taylor (center) presented Honorable Mention certificates to students at Faith Christian School (L-R), Payton Trevathan, Addison Rich

Faith Christian School APUSH teacher Ashley Oskira (far left) and English teacher Beth Lewis (far right)