Four excel in government testing

Luke Shappard
Meredith Knies

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

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

Samuel Krapf, son of Shelly and Ben Krapf, and Addison Schnell, daughter of Julie and Ryan Schnell, were the top seventh-grade winners.


Samuel Krapf
Addison Schnell

Each student received an Americanism Medallion from the American Legion Post 147 and a post certificate. Luke, Addison and Samuel were the 8th District winners and received a district certificate and a $50 Visa Card. The awards were presented by Chairman Daniel Lawson during a virtual awards ceremony. 

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, call Children and Youth Chairman Daniel Lawson at 812-661-2440 or email

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