Kempis McCarthy, a fifth-grader at Crestview Elementary, was the local and state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) American History Essay Contest.
Kempis will present his essay during the DAR state conference this April in Topeka.
This year’s essay topic was the Women’s Suffrage Campaign and the pros and cons of the 19th Amendment. In February, Kempis presented his essay at a local meeting and received a certificate, medal, and monetary award for his achievement. His essay was submitted at the state level competition and his essay was selected as the state winner.
Julianna Marie Kantner, Shawnee Mission Northwest senior, was named the Prairie Rose Chapter and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen of the Year. Julianna is on the Principal’s Honor Roll and is a member of the National Honor Society. Her many interests include speech and debate, DECA, and swimming.