The Niangua Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented Good Citizen Awards to three local high school students.
The Niangua Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented Good Citizen Awards to three local high school students. Jared Pollard, a senior at Iberia High School was presented with the award at the Chapter’s Dec. 13 meeting at the Marine Corps Reserve Headquarters in Osage Beach. Pollard’s parents, aunt, grandmother, and school counselor were also present to witness the award ceremony.
The other two winning students who were not present for the meeting are Kelsey L. Abbott from School of the Osage and Rene Muri from Jamestown. Each student was required to write a patriotic essay on a topic that had just been revealed to them, without the benefit of any reference material. The winning students are presented with a certificate, a pin, and a monetary award. Winning essays will be sent to the National Society in Washington, D.C., for consideration for a National Award.
The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890, and is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
The National Society is headquartered in Washington DC. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from a Patriot ancestor who aided in achieving American independence during the Revolutionary War, is eligible to join the DAR.
The local Niangua DAR Chapter was founded at the Lake of the Ozarks in 1957, and includes members from all around the lake area and beyond. The Chapter welcomes new members. For further information about the Chapter, and membership information, please visit the Chapter website at www.mssdar.org/niangua.