The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors an annual Junior American Citizens Art and Creative Expression Contest. This year's theme was 'Our National Parks: 100 Years of Service to America'
Student entries (K-12) for this contest are submitted to the local chapter first for outside judging which runs in levels from Chapter, State, Eastern Division for Virginia all the way through to National level. There are several categories in which students can enter:
Art: Stamp Design, Poster and Photo Essay
Creative Expression: Short Story and Poem
Williamsburg Christian Academy freshman Franklin West entered the Short Story category, with his submission "Sojourn on The Canal", which chronicled a recent bicycle tour of the extensive Pennsylvania and New York canal system with the Boy Scouts, and how that trip would not have been possible if not for the existence of Virginia's State Park System. His entry earned First Place (9th Grade) on the Williamsburg Chapter level. Only first place chapter winners in each category are sent to the state level.
Franklin's submission then earned a first place Virginia State award certificate for the short story, from an entry pool of the best submissions in all 125 DAR Chapters statewide. Franklin received his certificate at WCA's Upper School Awards ceremony on May 30th.
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