2017 SAR Essay Contest
(Read the essays at the bottom of the page)
2017 First Place Winner of the SAR Knight Essay contest was Rachel Sheppard of Inverness, FL. Topic of her essay was the Coventry, CT Revolutionary Patriot, Nathan Hale. She received a recognition certificate, the first-place cash award of $200, and the SAR Bronze Essay Medal. Her essay now advances to the FLSSAR state level of judging. Pictured from left to right are SAR Withlacoochee Chapter President, Larry Sturgeon, Chapter Past President Charles Day, Mrs. Sarah Sheppard, Essay Winner Rachel Sheppard, Mr. Troy Sheppard, Second Place Knight Essay Contest Winner, Caleb Sheppard, and Chapter Chaplain Norman Freyer.
Click file below to view the 1st place essay entry: Nathan Hale: Courageous and Patriotic Spy of the Revolution by Rachel E. Sheppard
Click file below to view the 2nd place essay entry: Swamp Fox: The Life and Legacy of a Hero by Caleb S. Sheppard