Trigg County Student Wins Chapter Essay Contest

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recognized its winner of the George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest on Tuesday, January 19. The Knight Essay Contest is a national scholarship contest sponsored by the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. Each chapter is eligible to submit one local winner for competition at the state society level. Each state selects one winner from among its chapters to submit at the national level.

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter winner for 2015-16 is Mason Shelton, senior at Trigg County High School. His essay is entitled, “The Impact of Propaganda in the American Revolution.” Interestingly, Mason was also the winner in last year’s competition.  He presented his paper to SAR members and their wives at the January chapter meeting last night at the Cadiz Restaurant. Following his informative program, chapter President Geoff Baggett and other members presented him a scholarship in the amount of two hundred dollars to apply to his current college expenses.

Scholarship Award

Mason’s winning essay has been forwarded to the Kentucky Society’s Essay Contest Committee for competition at the state level. Winners at state will be announced in March.

The Knight Essay Contest is open each year to all students in grades 9-12. The chapter is already preparing to receive entries for 2016-17. For more information or to recommend a student for the competition, please email

One Response to “Trigg County Student Wins Chapter Essay Contest”

  1. You guys are doing great work with the Knight Essay Contest!

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