DAR presenting Good Citizen Award


The Fort Vallonia chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present its Good Citizen Award to one high school senior from Jackson County during a dinner Thursday at MainSource Bank, 1130 E. Tipton St., Seymour.

Candidates are selected by their respective schools on the basis of their outstanding qualities of dependability, thoughtfulness, punctuality, service, cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, leadership, personality, self-control, patriotism and loyalty to the American ideals, according to a news release from the chapter.

Each candidate is required to submit a résumé, including their grades, honors, extracurricular activities and service to their school and communities.

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In addition, each student was given two hours to complete an essay of not more than 500 words. This year’s topic was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It. How Has America Advanced the Cause of Freedom in the Rest of the World?”

The nominees, who are all seniors, are:

  • Kristen Noelle Stuckwisch, the daughter of Eric and Marti Stuckwisch, Brownstown Central High School
  • Noah Hoskins, the son of Chris and Connie Hoskins, Crothersville High School
  • Anna May Huff, the daughter of Barry and Yoko Huff, Seymour High School
  • Rachel Anne Onken, the daughter of Lance and Carol Onken, Trinity Lutheran High School

The chapter’s Good Citizen Award committee compiles the entries and then forwards them to a panel of judges from another county.

The county winner is entered in the Indiana State DAR Good Citizen contest, where the prize is a scholarship. The winners from each state proceed to the district and national selections for scholarship.

Each entrant will receive a certificate, a DAR Good Citizen pen and a small monetary award from the chapter.

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