The Junior American Citizens Club, sponsored by Chipola Chapter, NSDAR through Blue Springs Society C.A.R., has placed first in Florida in the Community Service Division for the second year in a row. Last year’s entry went on to be judged third in the nation. Danielle Melvin won first place in Florida in creative writing for 2009-2010 and her poem has advanced to regional judging. Dillon Melvin was second in the state for his stamp design and his sister, Gabby, received second place for her poster. Chipola Chapter DAR Chairman Patty Suggs Melvin is awaiting the results from this year’s regional judging.
Blue Springs Society, C.A.R. was recently honored by the state society for having the youngest new member. Mary Jane Mealor was accepted by N.S.C.A.R. at six weeks old. She is the daughter of Jamie Emery Mealor, who was the organizing president of Blue Springs Society in 2003. Mary Jane Emery received the Jean Mann Award from the F.S.C.A.R. and a certificate from Chipola Chapter, NSDAR for sponsoring her great granddaughter.