Four members of University Heights Academy’s Junior American Citizens Club received state recognition for projects submitted in a contest sponsored by the National Junior American Citizens Committee.  The 2016 theme was “Our National Parks: 100 Years of Service to America”.  Fifth grader Margaret Rinehart won first place for her poster entry.  Classmates Sarah Peebles, Mary Elizabeth Bronson, and Evelyn Cotthoff won first place with their banner.  The projects qualified to advance to the national competition.  The students will be honored at a reception at the KSDAR Youth Awards Ceremony in Lexington.

UHA JAC contest winners

Pictured (left to right): 5th Graders Margaret Rinehart, Sarah Peebles, Mary Elizabeth Bronson, and Evelyn Cotthoff

JAC is the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s second oldest youth-oriented committee.  The Junior American Citizens Committee promotes good citizenship and appreciation of American heritage and history.  Tammy Staley and the Col. John Green Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor the group.