Local DAR chapter presents ‘Good Citizen Awards’

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The Martha Wayles Jefferson DAR Chapter presented chapter Good Citizen Awards on January 9th at a Good Citizen Awards to (please see caption info listing winners with award and school with photo 1) Reception held at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce
The DAR Good Citizens program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by their state board of education. United States citizenship is not required.
The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities:

  • Dependability
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Patriotism
    All three winners wrote an essay where they were asked to consider what new challenges will America face as we move forward into the future.
    Whitney Harry has won a scholarship to Jacksonville State University where she will study to prepare for a nursing career. Caleb Killingsworth plans pursue a degree in biomedical engineering at Auburn University. Jacob Walker has set his sights on the University of Virginia because it has a good pre-law program.
    Harry was awarded a chapter Merit Award and Killingsworth received the chapter Community Service Award.

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