The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Uncompahgre Valley Chapter recently presented Good Citizen awards to eight high school seniors. The ceremony was held at the Ute Indian Museum, and was intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.
Faculty from each of the eight participating high schools chose a senior who demonstrated in an outstanding way, the qualities of a good citizen. Those qualities are dependability (including truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality), service (including cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others), leadership (including personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility), and patriotism (including unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation).
All finalists received a certificate, pin, and wallet recognition card for their achievement, which is based upon two letters of recommendation, transcripts, timed essay, and activities in and outside of school. Each student was asked to give a brief verbal summary of their activities in and outside of school, plus what plans they had made for future education at college or elsewhere.
The finalist is Kaitlyn Grace Johnson from Paonia High School. She received a $500 check from the Uncompahgre Valley Chapter. Her entry will now be advanced to compete on the state level for an additional $500 scholarship.
The seven semi-finalists are Justin Freidevaux, Vista Charter School; Emilia Ludwig, Telluride High School; Jessica Larson, Montrose High School; Tani Zamarripa, Cedaredge High School; Eric Pace, Olathe High School; Jacqueline Nelson, Norwood High School; and Joseph Allen McChesney, Hotchkiss High School.
The National Society of the DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to keeping America strong by promoting patriotism, preserving U.S. history and supporting education programs. Today's DAR members fund local scholarships, pioneer historic restorations and lead volunteer projects in their communities.
For information on the local chapter of the DAR, contact Marsha Kirby, chapter regent, at 323-6447.blog comments powered by Disqus