Washington High School, in conjunction with the American Legion Post 25 Americanism Chairman Ed Helt, announced the school’s winners Monday for the annual test.
The Americanism and Government test is given annually to students in grades 10 through 12 and consists of 50 true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions as well as one 300 word essay. Topics covered by the test include: the United States flag, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and state, county, city, township, village and school district governments in Ohio.
During a lunch event honoring veterans at the school, high school principal Tracy Rose introduced Helt, a local veteran who served in the Army in Korea. Helt took time to honor the many veteran organizations that serve them, including Amvets Post #3571, D.A.V. Chapter #89, VFW Post #3762, American Legion Post #25 and many more.
Assisting with the award presentation was American Legion Post 25 Commander and Riders Post 25 Commander Mike Mallow and past American Legion Post 25 Commander and assistant for the Americanism and Government Test Elaine Stahlsworth. The 10th grade winners were Mallori Tucker and Jacob Stone, the junior winners were Faith Cleveland and Hugh Silberman, and the senior winners were Halli Wall and Trevor Minyo.
“Congratulations to these students,” Helt said following the presentation of the awards. “I also would like to thank all of the students who participated this year. On behalf of the veterans who are with us today I thank principal Rose and all who made this a wonderful experience.”
Rose accepted an award from Helt for the school’s participation in the test, and the principal shared his deep gratitude for the veterans.
“We appreciate you all taking time out of your day to come and see us today,” Rose said. “We have over the last few years continued to teach our kids the value of our veterans and having this lunch really allows for engagement of the students. We thank you for your service and again thank you all for stopping out.”
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