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DAR announces annual contest winners

(Feb. 26, 2015) The General Levin Winder Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors Junior American Citizens contests at area schools each year.
The objective of the JAC Committee is to instill good citizenship in the youth of all races, creeds and economic backgrounds, by teaching loyalty to the United States of America and giving practical ideas for service to home, community, school and country.  
The theme for the competition was “Focusing on the Future” and students could enter a poem, short story, poster, stamp design or photographic essay. Individuals or groups could enter a community service project, and groups of at least three could design a banner. Winners were chosen by grade level in each category.
Students from Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School participated in the contests and Chapter winners are as follows:
Poem – Jessica Delisi, grade 6; Abigail Neely, grade 7; Grace Engle, grade 8
Short Story –  Thomas Kangas, grade 6; Cooper Houck, grade 7; Jessa Hoover, grade 8
Poster – Morgan Carlson, grade 6;  Caela Berrie, grade 7
Stamp Design – Bridget Kemp, grade 6; Lindsay Gabbard, grade 7; Trevor Hayes, grade 8
Banner – Kennedy Hamby, Eleni Kangas and Maura Vosburg, grade 6; Sarah Aleman, Kira Ziskay and Marette Zorn, grade 8.  Their entries have advanced to the state level and winners will be announced prior to the 110th Maryland Society DAR Conference in March.
The DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education. For more information, visit