JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZENS
- 2020 Theme:
Theme: “The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment – American Women Rise and
Junior American Citizens (JAC) is a program which
offers several different awards which recognize students (grades pre-school-12)
who demonstrate "good citizenship through service to God, Home, and Country;
respect for the Flag of the United States of America; respect the history and
government of the United States of America; and respect of ones self."
The JAC Contests are open to all
pre-school through 12th
grade students in public, private and parochial and in sanctioned home study
programs, including those students who may be physically or mentally challenged
or in Gifted/Talented programs. This contest is conducted without regard to
gender, race, color, religion or national origin. Do not submit a student
photograph with the entry.
For complete contest guidelines, contact the Junior American Citizens Committee
National Chairman, or your local chapter.
The Bronze JROTC Medal is awarded to either a junior or senior student in
secondary school JROTC program or to a Junior College graduating senior (one
medal per unit). Medals are worn according
to JROTC protocol.
DAR Good Citizen Award
Open to high school seniors who demonstrate the qualities of a good citizen, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism, in their home, school, and community. Participants are selected by a panel of their school's faculty, and one senior ultimately selected to be the school's "DAR Good Citizen." The contest then proceeds to local, state, and national competition.
Youth Citizenship Medal (formerly Good Citizenship Medal) is for a boy or girl
in grades 5 through 11 (one medal per grade per school). The medal may also be
awarded to youth service and patriotic organizations, whose membership fulfills
the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism, such as
scouts, police cadets, and other community service organizations. The DAR Youth
Citizenship Medal should be worn on the right (non-Insignia) side when worn by a
NSDAR Educational Outreach
Additional information is available at the website of the
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.