The Plain City Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted a luncheon the honor the winners of the Good Citizen Scholarship Contest.
The students and their parents were invited to the event, held Jan. 14 at the Canaan Township building
The program, intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship, is open to all senior class students in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education.
Essay winners were Rachel Jakes, Hilliard Davidson High School, Benjamin Grywalski, Jonathan Alder High School, Abigail Kunze, Hilliard Darby High School and Elisabeth Hofinger, Hilliard Bradley High School.
The $100 scholarship was presented to Benjamin Grywalski from Jonathan Alder High School. His essay will go on through the state for a chance to grow in to a $5,000 scholarship.
The student selected as the school Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen must have the following qualities:
• Dependability — truthfulness, honesty, punctuality
• Service — cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility
• Leadership — personality, self-control, initiative
• Patriotism — unselfish, loyalty to American ideals
In addition, the students are judged on their scholastic studies, school activities, community and/or church activities, future plans, and their essay entitled: “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.”
Article submitted by Wanda DuPuis.