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2021 PCC Winner
Name and
Essay available after state contest.

(See Below for Previous Winners)

Youth Programs

Knight Essay Contest

Chairman: Fernando (Fred) Fonseca

The Pennsylvania State Society and the Philadelphia Continental Chapter in the Philadelphia area participate in the Knight Essay Contest.


The Knight Essay Contest is open to students attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools) who are in the 9th through 12th grade.  The contest requires an original essay written in English, with a minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 1,200 words (excluding title page and bibliography).  The topic of the essay must be an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.

For complete information about the Knight Essay Contest generally, including the contest rules, visit the Knight Essay link at the National Society's (NSSAR) website.

Contest Rules

Application Form

Due Date for Essays: Dec 26, 2023

For further information about the Knight Essay Contest in the Philadelphia area, and to obtain an entry form, contact the Chairman of the Knight Essay Contest Committee of the Philadelphia Continental Chapter, SAR:

Fernando (Fred) Fonseca, III

(610) 547-7660

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Edward Rohr
Bucks County Technical High School
PCC Winner

Andrew Murray
Garnet Valley High School

PCC Winner
Pennsylvania Runner-Up


Previous Winners

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