Monday, November 14, 2022

Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Recipients

L-R Gracie Glynn,  Noelle Abend, Abigail Harris and Karlie James (not pictured Kollin Tidman  and Annlee Gardner). 

The Harmony Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored seniors from six area schools on November 14th at the Butler Public Library. The students were selected for this award by the faculty and senior class of their school. To be chosen, they must have demonstrated in their lives Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism. Each student was presented with a Certificate designating him/her as the Good Citizen representing their school for the year 2022-2023. They also each received Good Citizen lapel pin. The students receiving these awards were Gracie Glynn, Adrian; Karli James, Appleton City; Annlee Gardner, Butler; Noelle Abend, Rich Hill; Kollin Tidman, Miami; Abigail Harris, Hume. 

As well as being honored as a Good Citizen to represent their schools, the students were also given the option of competing in the Good Citizen essay contest, which as to be administered by a faculty member, completed in one sitting, two-hour limit and without assistance of reference materials. The students had no previous knowledge of the essay title "The Characteristics need by Good Citizens to Face American Challenges Today".

Five Good Citizen candidates chose to write the essay. The essays were judged by non-DAR affiliated judges. The student receiving first place in the contest this year was Gracie Glynn, Adrian High School. Her essay will be sent on to the next level of competition. The levels of competition are chapter, District, State and National. The winners at State each receive cash rewards and winners at the National level receive scholarship awards.

Following the program and the presentation of pins and certificates, refreshments were served.

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