The Westminster chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) has selected Sierra Miller as the winner of the chapter’s 2019-2020 Knight Essay Contest.  Miller lives in Taneytown and is a senior at Francis Scott High School. Her winning essay, entitled “The Battle of Saratoga”, was forwarded for consideration in the state level competition, and was selected for third place. 

The Knight Essay Contest is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors at public, private and home schools who write an essay about an event, person or ideal associated with the American Revolution or the U.S. Constitution.  The contest will be held again during the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2020.  For further information, please contact the chapter at

About the SAR

Membership in the SAR is open to men who can demonstrate that their ancestor provided active service in the cause of American independence either by serving in the military or in some other significant role.  Founded in 1889, the goals of the SAR include promoting patriotism and building respect for American history and the founding fathers.  Across the United States, with over 20,000 members in over 450 local chapters, the SAR also supports veterans in VA hospitals, the Boy Scouts, teachers of American history, and ROTC and JROTC units.  The SAR also presents awards and scholarships to elementary, middle, and high school students in who win contests on patriotic topics.





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