DAR chapter presents Good Citizens Awards

Published 3:09 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented the DAR Good Citizen awards during its March 8 Scholarship and Awards Tea at the Farmville Train Station. 

This year’s winners were Noah James Shepherd, Fuqua School; Alice McKenna O’Brien, New Life Schools; Tina Marie Eubank, Cumberland County High School; and Caroline Benson Rice, Prince Edward County High School.

The DAR Good Citizen Program, chaired by Dr. Nancy Vick, recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities. This program is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship and is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by the Virginia Board of Education. 

Students selected as their school’s DAR Good Citizen are selected on the basis of dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality), service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility), leadership (personality, self-control, initiative) and patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals).

The DAR Chapter presented each school’s DAR Good Citizen winner with a certificate, pin and $50. The Chapter’s Good Citizen Essay award winner was Noah James Shepherd whose essay will be entered in the Virginia DAR Contest.