Hannah Askew Receives DAR Good Citizen Award
By: WebmasterDate: Feb 18, 2020 Tags: Student Highlights
Congratulations to Hannah Askew on receiving the DAR Good Citizen Award this year. The award was presented at the Plymouth Library on February 17.
According to their website, “The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.
- This program is only open to high-school seniors whose schools are accredited by their state board of education.
- Only one student per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen.
- United States citizenship is not required.
- Additional rules and guidelines can be acquired by contacting your local DAR chapter.
Once a student is chosen as the DAR Good Citizen the student is invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program. This consists of a personal statement and an essay. Student participation in the scholarship portion of the program is optional.”
The Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the DAR Good Citizens Program in ten local high schools. Hannah submitted an application and also wrote an essay to be considered for the award. The title of the essay was announced at the actual time of writing and had to be completed within 2 hours with no reference materials allowed. The essay questions this year were “You and your peers are our nation’s leaders of tomorrow. How would you energize America’s youth to fully engage as effective citizens? Why is that important?”