Dodge City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the National winners in the Junior American Citizens Contest. These winners were presented certificates and congratulated for their excellent entries.

Winning entries were from:

Daphne Rider, 1st place, 2nd grade poster, home school, Ness City.

Porter Froetschner, 1st place, 3rd  grade poster, Ross Elementary, Dodge City.

Brenda Alvarado, 1st place, 3rd grade poster, Ross Elementary, Dodge City.

Third grade group banner 1st place: Kaitlyn Thompson Jersey Bogner, Emily Gutierrez, D’Anna Ultreras.

Jordyn Sayre, 1st place, 9th grade stamp design, Holcomb High School.

Esmeralda Rios, 1st place, 10th grade stamp design, Holcomb High School.

Ninth grade group banner 1st place: Anne Lofquist, Katie Monogeau, Marielena Otero.

Eleventh grade group banner 1st place: Cayden Cundiff, Adrian Rascon, Dawson Lewis; Wilroads Gardens group banner 2nd place.

The JAC contest is held each year but it has a new theme.

This years theme was "100th Anniversary of World War 1 – Service on the Homefront."

Students from kindergarten through the 12th grade were to prepare an entry in the categories of short story, poem, poster, stamp design, photographic essay, banner or community service.

The banner category was for groups of three to five students, and the community service entry could be an individual or group entry.

All other categories were to be individual entries.

Each grade level was judged separately with the grade divided into the special needs student, regular and gifted student.

The entries were first judged by Dodge City Chapter, with first-place entries qualifying for State.

Dodge City Chapter was very proud to have eight first-place entries and one second place entry.

All students from kindergarten through the twelfth grade are encouraged to enter the contest next fall.

The new theme is: "The 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing – America’s Great Move Forward in Exploration and Technology."

Watch for more information in September.

If you need additional information, please contact Jacqualine Dunham, JAC Chairman, 903 Pheasant, Plains, or call 620-563-7792.

This contest is designed to encourage students while learning about our great country.