Area Students Receive DAR Awards
Franklin County Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution presented Good Citizen awards to seniors from six area high schools from Franklin and Fulton counties at its February 11 luncheon at Toll Gate restaurant.
The program is open to all public and private schools that are in good standing with the state Board of Education. The faculty of each school nominates a student who exemplifies the qualities of good citizenship. Each student writes a personal profile of their interests, activities in school, in the community, and volunteer activities. They also write an essay on a preselected topic.
Winners were presented with a certificate, a pin, and a monetary gift from the DAR.
Steven Meyer from Southern Fulton High School was chosen by his school as its Good Citizen and is the student who won the Franklin County essay contest. His essay and profile will be forwarded to the PA state Good Citizen contest and if he wins at the state level, his profile will be forwarded on to the DAR national contest.
The following students were chosen as the Good Citizen from their schools:
Steven Meyer, Southern Fulton High School.
Harley Gordon, James Buchanan High School.
Kelly Keeseman, Forbes Road High School.
Brendan McMclintick, Mercersburg Academy
Jessica Nero, McConnellsburg High School.
Lindsay Rebuck, Chambersburg Area Senior High School.
The winner of the DAR American History Essay was also announced at the meeting. The winner of the American History contest is Natalie Nye from Shippensburg, who is in the eighth grade at Corpus Christi school. The American History contest is open to students in fifth and eighth grade in all public and private schools in Franklin and Fulton counties.
The guest speaker at the presentation was Sen. Richard Alloway He spoke on the subject of Good Citizenship and respect and civility to others.