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Student Wins DAR Art Award

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Lucy Medley, a student at T.C.Williams High School, won first place in the Daughters of the American Revolution Junior American Citizen National Art Competition.

— Lucy Medley, a student at T.C.Williams High School, won first place in the Daughters of the American Revolution Junior American Citizen National Art Competition. She is the daughter of Lisa and Howell Medley.

Lucy’s poster won first place in the Virginia District V JAC Art contest (27 Chapters) and the Virginia State contest (125 DAR Chapters). Her entry next won first place in the Divisional Contest compiled of six states and the District of Columbia (335 Chapters).Winning these awards enabled her poster to compete in the National Contest (3,000 Chapters in the U.S. and overseas) where it won first place.

Following the guidelines and this year’s theme of “Invest in America’s Future”, Kate Elkins, Lucy’s art teacher, had students submit art work based on the theme. The Mount Vernon Chapter of the DAR sponsored T.C. Williams and several other schools in Alexandria. Sylvia Duncan, DAR Mount Vernon Chapter JAC Chairman, met with each art teacher participating to provide contest guidelines.

The purpose of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Junior American Citizens Committee is to teach school children the principles of democratic government through clubs, essays and contests. The contests are open to all pre-school through 12th grade students in public, private, parochial and sanctioned home study programs in the categories of gifted, general and special needs. They are conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.