Massillon Students Among DAR Contest Winners

Massillon Students Among DAR Contest Winners
Five seventh-grade students at Massillon Junior High School were among the winners of this year’s Junior American Citizens contests sponsored by the Canton Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The theme this year was "Celebrating America." Junior American Citizens Committee chair Karen Rowley conducted the awards ceremony on May 4 at Faith United Methodist Church in North Canton. Regent Kathryn Upole presented all of the winners with a certificate, a monetary gift and a small American flag.
Zachary Mundell, a seventh-grade student at Massillon Junior High, took second place at his grade level in the Stamp Design category of the state-level contest, having won first place in the local contest. Also in the Stamp Design category, seventh-grade student Rian Hudy took second place and Kelsey Gurnicke, another seventh-grader, placed third.
In the Poster category of the local contest, seventh-grade students Pierre Betts and Carrington Wincek placed first and second respectively.
Sponsored by the DAR for more than 100 years, Junior American Citizens is a nationwide program open to all students, kindergarten through high school and all levels of special education, to promote good citizenship, loyalty to our country, respect for our Flag, knowledge of American history, and service to the community.
In the interest of preserving freedom, the National Society is pleased to encourage and reward the study of American history and good citizenship in all schools in an effort to stimulate interest in American heritage and patriotism among young people. Celebrating 125 years of service last year, the NSDAR was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 180,000 members in 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations, supporting historic, educational and patriotic objectives in many varied programs. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit

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