DOWNEY - Downey High School's Junior State of America chapter won the Los Angeles region's Ernest A. Rodgers Chapter of the Year Award. Students accepted the award at JSA's spring state convention held April 2-3 at the LAX Hilton.JSA is a national student-leadership and civics-education organization. It hosted 10 similar conventions across the country. Four different chapters from throughout the Los Angeles region submitted applications for the award, which seeks to recognize one JSA chapter that "stands above the rest and serves as a model for an ideal JSA chapter," according a press release. Chapters were judged from presentations that highlight chapter activities, leadership, sustained chapter interest, community involvement and attendance at conferences and conventions. As chapter of the year, Downey High School received a plaque, $1,000 in scholarship money to attend JSA summer school and another scholarship to attend a JSA summer institute. Downey High will now compete for the National Civic Impact Award, scheduled to be awarded May 25.
********** Published: May 19, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 5