The theme of this year’s contest was “100th Anniversary of World War I - Service on the Homefront.”
Students were given the theme earlier in the school year, participating in areas of stamp creation, poster, poetry or short story. All told, there were 337 student entries. The entries were judged at the county level in each category and several students received ribbons for their work including students from both Rye Cove Intermediate (top left) and Duffield Primary (top right).
Duffield Primary Fourth-Grade Winners
In Stamp category: Alex Wethington, Aiden Wilson and Javier Robles
In Poetry category: Ethan Lawson
In Short Story category: Natalie Pitts
Rye Cove Intermediate Fifth-Grade Winners
In Stamp category: Morgyn Bledsoe, Kaylee Bowen and April Curlee
Rye Cove Intermediate Sixth-Grade Winners
In Stamp Category: Jacob Barnette, Kierra Spivey and Hailey Quillen
In Poetry category: Katelyn Chapman, Eva Herron and Sheena Hass
Rye Cove Intermediate Seventh-Grade Winners
In Stamp Category: Elisabeth Rollins and Reshell Dockery
In Poetry Category: Zach Tignor
In Short Story category: Kiera Huckaby
All winners received certificates, membership cards and JAC pins at their respective schools. The entries are then sent to state competition.
We thank all the students for their entries in this year’s contest.
The Junior American Citizens contest is open to students in grades K-12. These clubs are organized to teach children some knowledge of the underlying principles of our democratic government and an appreciation for our great country.
Through these opportunities and recognition of the student’s work, we hope to encourage today’s Junior American Citizens - the future leaders of our country.
JAC is the National Society’s second oldest youth-oriented committee, preceded only by the Children of the American Revolution. Today, through JAC clubs and contests, the Society promotes good citizenship and appreciation of American heritage and history for every child in the United States.
Community contributor Sue Arnold is the Junior American Citizen Chairman for the Carter’s Fort Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.