Jones named DAR Good Citizen
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:01 pm
The Jacob Flournoy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized Jackson Henry Jones as the chapter’s recipient of the 2011 DAR Good Citizens Award. Jones was also the chapter entry in the Kentucky DAR Scholarship Contest.
Jones, his mother, Beth Jones, and his guidance counselor, Mindy Ames, were special guests at the April Jacob Flournoy NSDAR meeting. Good citizens chairman Peggy Lohaus presented certificates — which had been signed by Kentucky State DAR regent Jessieanne Wells, KSDAR scholarship chairman Virginia Biles and local DAR regent Sallie Ferguson — to the honoree.
A senior at Fulton Independent High School, Jones is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Alan Jones. His many honors have included being valedictorian of the Class of 2011, serving as a class officer and earning the highest AP English and Composition Award and the highest GPA in honors biology in 2010 and 2009, respectively. A 2010 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar, he also earned the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America in 2010.
The award winner has participated in numerous school clubs and extracurricular activities: the Varsity Academic Team, KHSAA Gender Equity Committee, Science Club, History Club, National Beta Club, Bilingual Buddies, Debate Team, Mock Trial Team, Future Problem Solving Team, Earth Day Recycling Program, Gifted and Talented Leadership Initiative and Kentucky Child Now Leadership and Development Training. He has also been a student ambassador for the Fulton Independent School.
A graduate of the Twin Cities Youth Leadership Program, Jones has been active in the American Cancer Society and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraising activities. He has umpired Little League baseball; and he has been a linesman for the Recreational Youth Football League. Having completed the two-year program in emergency medical training in Kentucky, he took the state licensure exam in April.
Currently the captain of the Fulton High School baseball team, Jones was a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist in 2010. He was also named to the All-District Baseball Team in 2010.
A member of Trinity Episcopal Church and the Trinity Episcopal Youth, Jones has also worked diligently in serving others. He has worked with the Ken-Tenn Food Bank, the Ken-Tenn Humane Society, Project Hope, the Shepherd’s Garden in growing food for others, Habitat for Humanity, the Fulton/South Fulton Let’s Paint the Town project, the Greater Paducah Sustainability Project (recycling), Heartland Care Inc. and the Neighborhood Watch Committee.
Jones has still found time for his favorite hobbies of bird and deer hunting, camping, hiking and canoeing. He has earned certification in Deep Water, S.C.U.B.A.
Published in The Messenger 5.4.11