|Rossford's McIntosh one of top scorers in Americanism Test; qualifies for trip|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 13 February 2014 10:57|
ROSSFORD _ Savannah McIntosh has been named one of the top winners in the American Legion Ameri-canism Test.
As one of the three top scorers of 10th grade girls in Ohio, she will be honored with a trip to Washington, DC March 3-8 as part of three male and female winners from each grade 10-12.
McIntosh was honored in a presentation on Jan. 28 at Rossford City Hall. She was presented with a proclamation by Mayor Neil MacKinnon and by top officials from the American Legion, including Gerry White, director for the Americanism and Youth Activities for the American Legion of Ohio.
She was also recognized at the Rossford Board of Education meeting on Feb. 10, where Superintendent Dan Creps presented her with a certificate of commendation for her accomplishment.
As part of the group of top scorers in the state, McIntosh will join 17 other students in an expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, where she will tour many places normally off limits to Washington visitors, including the White House.
The Ohio American Legion Americanism Test is an opportunity for high school students to demonstrate their knowledge in American government and history. Over 65,000 Ohio students participate annually in this project, which is jointly sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. This program was created by Legionnaires in 1936 and has been the model for other states. Students at Rossford High School compete in the Americanism Test each year under the supervision of the school's Social Studies Department.
McIntosh is the daughter of Ron and Lisa McIntosh of Perrysburg. She is the sophomore class treasurer, is a member of the Rossford Student Council, and a member of the varsity band.
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