Helen Krehbiel wins essay contest

Recent graduate Helen Krehbiel, center, wins the Kansas State Knight Essay Contest sponsored by the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. She is pictured with Dennis Nelson, left, president of the Kansas Society, and Stu Conrad, Kansas Contest Chairman.

Submitted by Stu Conrad

Sabetha High School senior Helen Krehbiel won the Kansas State Knight Essay Contest sponsored by the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Krehbiel’s prize-winning essay concerned the important contribution of women in the American Revolution. Her work prevailed over several essays from across the State, and her prize included a cash stipend and a certificate and medal. Krehbiel, a resident of Bern, is homeschooled in collaboration with Sabetha High School and plans to enter Kansas State University later this year.

As the Kansas winner, her essay was eligible to compete for a prize of $5,000 in the national contest sponsored by the Society.

The Knight Essay Contest is an annual competition sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution and, along with several other youth contests, encourages youth to write an 800 to 1,200 word essay about important events or personalities who were involved in the American Revolution.

The Sons of the American Revolution is a genealogical society focused on the American Revolution and supports several educational opportunities for youth and their teachers that align with that focus.

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