Fourteen district students honored at reception
Fourteen district students honored at reception
David Cooke
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Students from the Blytheville School District who accounted for either first or second place in the local and state competitions for their poster achievements in the 2018-19 JAC contest were (from left) Destiny Jackson, Shy'Eris Weaver, Jaiden Taylor, Alyssa Warren, Teyton Williams, Selena Salazar and Jelisa McNeary.

By DAVID COOKE

Blytheville Schools PR Director

Fourteen winners from the Blytheville School District were recognized Sept. 17 by members of the Charlevoix Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their accomplishments in the 2018-19 Junior American Citizens Contest. The winners were honored during a reception at the First United Methodist Church.

Of the 138 students from the four schools throughout north Mississippi County who participated in the contest, 67 were from the Blytheville District. Blytheville Elementary School had 31 entries, Blytheville Middle School had 19 and Blytheville Primary School 17.

The theme of last year’s contest was “The 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing - America’s Great Move Forward in Exploration and Technology”.

The Primary School trio of Will Sullivan, Wyatt Sullivan and Jamier Piggee combined for a first-place finish in the local, state, division and national competitions. All three students were in the second grade a year ago.

Eighth-grader Wills Gullic organized a photo essay that earned first place in both the local and state contests. Seventh-grader Gatsby Langston-Brown and second-grader Elicsaya McClendon were first in both the local and state contests for their short story and stamp design, respectively, and seventh-grader Ava Miller earned first in the local contest for her stamp design and second in the state contest.

Finishing first in the local and state contests for their posters were eighth-grader Jelisa McNeary, sixth-grader Destiny Jackson, fifth-grader Shy’Eris Weaver, fourth-grader Selena Salazar, third-grader Teyton Williams and first-grader Jaiden Taylor. Second-grader Alyssa Warren was first in the local and second in the state contests.

The theme of the 2019-20 JAC contest will be “The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment - American Women Rise and Shine”. The 19th Amendment to the Constitution granted American women the right to vote, a right known as “Women’s Suffrage”, and was ratified Aug. 18, 1920, ending nearly a century of protest.