FAIRBORN — The Rebecca Galloway Chapter DAR recently presented the DAR Good Citizen Award to three area high school seniors.
The Good Citizen Award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. These students were selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrated these qualities.
Students were also invited to write an essay in two hours on a given subject: “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility to Preserving It – You and your peers are our nation’s leaders of tomorrow. How would you energize America’s youth to fully engage as effective citizens? Why is that important?”
A winner was selected from 3 area high schools:
The first recipient was Christopher Plessinger, from Fairborn Digital Academy, who did not write an essay but gave some heartfelt thoughts about engaging today’s youths to be effective citizens.
Kathryn Pry represented Greenon High School and read her essay to the audience. She said teaching history is important so youth can see how to become useful citizens. Pry excels not only academically but on the volleyball and basketball courts. Good citizenship runs in the family as her sister received a Good Citizen award for eighth graders
Harshjot (pronounced Hershe) Kaur represented Fairborn High School and her essay was selected by a panel of three judges to represent the chapter at the southwest level. She read her essay with enthusiasm and gestures which made her entreaties to schools and families the importance of teaching history most serious. She plans to become a doctor.
Each winner received a certificate, pin and goody bag plus a $50 gift certificate from the Rebecca Galloway Chapter. They were encouraged to add this award to their resumes.