Knox students are State winners in annual JAC contest

Several Knox County students will be in the spotlight this March as State winners in the annual Junior American Citizens contest.

Locally sponsored by the Dr. Thomas Walker KSDAR chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Junior American Citizens Contest (JAC) fosters the idea that the rights and responsibilities of citizenship can and should be taught from an early age.

This year’s theme was Focusing on Our Future. The JAC Contest, with an annual theme, is designed to promote good citizenship among our youth.

“It is easily incorporated into an education curriculum and offers opportunities for public recognition of today’s young people—the future leaders of our country,” shared Bonita Williams, local JAC chairperson and former Knox educator.

Students will be recognized at the KSDAR Youth Awards Ceremony in Lexington, Saturday, March 28, at the Hilton- Downtown.  Locally, the DAR chapter will recognize county, state, and national award winners in May at the First United Methodist Church in Barbourville. A date and time will be announced.

Contest Place Grade Student Name School
1 Community Service-Community Service 1st 12th Beta Club Knox Central High School
2 Art-Stamp 1st 1st Cristobal Monserrat Jesse D. Lay Elementary School
3 Art-Stamp 1st 2nd Hayden Melton Jesse D. Lay Elementary School
4 Creative Expression-Short Story 1st 4th Jeremiah Hines GR Hampton Elementary School
5 Creative Expression-Poem 1st 6th Ailee  Bargo Girdler Elementary School
6 Art-Poster 1st 6th Abbie Abner GR Hampton Elementary School
7 Art-Poster 1st 6th Reaghan Jones GR Hampton Elementary School
8 Creative Expression-Short Story 1st 7th Cheyanne Smith Knox County Middle School
9 Creative Expression-Poem 1st 8th Corey Bright Knox County Middle School
10 Art-Stamp 1st Kindergarten Lillian Scearse GR Hampton Elementary School
11 Art-Stamp 1st Kindergarten Hannah Melton Jesse D. Lay Elementary School