SOUTHERN UTAH — The DAR Good Citizens program recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities.
Sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, the DAR Good Citizens program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. It is open to all high school seniors enrolled in either public or private schools accredited by their state board of education and United States citizenship is not required to participate.
Color Country Chapter’s DAR Good Citizen chairman, Pat Moseman, contacted 19 high schools in all; four of which elected to participate in the 2018 award process.
Faculty and administrative staff of each participating high school is very much involved in the selection process and choosing the student who will receive the award. Each school may only honor one senior class student per year.
The student who is selected to receive the DAR Good Citizen award must possess the following qualities:
- Dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality, etc.)
- Service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, etc.)
- Leadership (personality, self-control, initiative, etc.)
- Patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideas)
Each school’s DAR Good Citizen recipient receives a DAR Good Citizens pin, certificate and wallet recognition card.
The following seniors were recently named DAR Good Citizen by their respective schools:
- Abraham Lamoreaux, Snow Canyon High School
- Kailee Yardley, Hurricane High School
- Mattison Hillin, South Sevier High School
- Sierra May, Tuacahn High School
These DAR Good Citizens were automatically eligible to participate in the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship contest. All four students chose to participate in this contest that involves the completion of an essay in accordance with DAR contest rules.
Judging has been completed and the winner of the scholarship contest will be named by Color Country Chapter DAR on Feb. 12.
Last year’s chapter winner, Snow Canyon High School senior, Pyper Schmutz, was also selected as the Utah State Society DAR winner.