Five local high school seniors were presented with the DAR Good Citizens award by the Eldon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Five local high school seniors were presented with the DAR Good Citizens award by the Eldon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. During a meeting held on Feb. 16, Rebecca Thomas, chairman of the Eldon DAR Good Citizens committee presented Wyatt Suling from Eldon R-I, Madalyn Smith from Morgan County R-I and Tara Humphreys from Miller County R-III with a certificate, pin and monetary award for being chosen as the DAR Good Citizen from their respective high schools.
The DAR Good Citizens program is a national program intended to encourage and reward good citizenship in high school seniors. The student is chosen by the faculty and their senior class for showing outstanding performance in dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
Tara Humphreys was chosen by three independent non-DAR judges to represent the Eldon Chapter during state competition which will be held during the 114th MSSDAR State Conference in May.
Four local students were honored as DAR American History Essay winners for the Eldon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Ruth Ann Eidson, History Committee Chairman presented a Certificate of Award, a medal and a monetary award donated by Casey's to the students. More than 90 essays were received and independent judges chose Quinn Randall, 5th grade at High Point, Trey Porter, 6th grade at High Point, Audry Bentch 7th grade at Morgan County R-II, and Gracie Blankenship 8th grade at High Point as the winners in their respective grades. Each of their essays will be entered into state competition which will be held during the 114th MSSDAR State Conference in May.
The American History Essay Contest is a national contest open to all students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. This years topic was ‘Forgotten Patriots who Supported the American Struggle for Independence’.