DAR presents Good Citizen awards

Published 4:18 pm Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored the winners of the DAR Good Citizen Award during its Scholarship and Awards Tea held at the Historic Farmville Train Station in Farmville.

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, is a wonderful way to recognize outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities,” the group stated in a release. “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.”

The students selected as their school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities: Dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality, etc.), service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, etc.), leadership (personality, self-control, initiative, etc.) and patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals).

Each school’s DAR Good Citizen winner received a DAR Good Citizen 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.