OCTOBER 29, 2014

Local DAR Chapter seeks Scottsdale students for contest

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jac banner Grand Canyon Chapter DAR sponsored a State DAR award-winning Junior American Citizens banner entry. The banner was assembled by a 6th grade class at Children First Academy where 100 percent of the students and families are at or below the poverty line.

Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) seeks Scottsdale students for participation in National DAR’s second oldest youth-oriented committee, the Junior American Citizens Committee (JAC).

Through JAC clubs and contests, DAR offers students in public, private, parochial and sanctioned home study from preschool through grade 12 – regardless of ability – a chance to learn the principles of democratic government and to participate in community service.  Grand Canyon Chapter will assist schools, scout troops and service organizations in forming clubs and entering contests.

The 2014-2015 contest theme is “Focusing on the Future.”  Group submissions may include banners and community service projects, and individual submissions include community service, posters, stamp design, photographic essays, poetry or short stories.

Participation is open to students in the following categories: gifted, general and special needs and may take place in a classroom or in teacher/parent-administered youth groups.  The deadline for JAC contest entries is December 15.

For more information on JAC clubs and contests visit: http://www.dar.org/national-society/education/youth-programs  and for sponsorship by Grand Canyon Chapter, contact chapter regent Kathy Shields at 602.820.5427 or dargrandcanyon@gmail.com.