4 tops in American Legion program

Christopher Gutsell
Grace Bartley
Luke Shappard
Meredith Knies

JASPER — Jasper American Legion Post 147 announces the winners of the American Legion Junior Americanism and Government Testing program from Holy Trinity Catholic School.

Christopher Gutgsell, son of Daniel and Kathy Gutgsell, and Grace Bartley, daughter of Mike and Bridgette Bartley, were the top eighth-grade winners.

Luke Shappard, son of Mike and Ann Shappard, and Meredith Knies, daughter of Jayme and Janessa Knies, were the top seventh-grade winners.

Each student received an Americanism Medallion from the American Legion Post 147 and a post certificate. Shappard was the 8th District winner and received a $50 Visa Card.

The annual testing program was started by The American Legion in 1984 and covers American history topics like the Civil War, the colonies, flag information and the Constitution.

For further information on this and other Americanism programs offered by the American Legion, contact Children and Youth Chairman Daniel Lawson at 812-661-2440 or dble754@gmail.com.

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