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.
|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|