The Thomas Person Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Good Citizen certificates and monetary awards to three Person County seniors last month.
The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Each local high school in Person County is provided the opportunity to select a senior demonstrating the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in an outstanding degree in their school and community. The Good Citizen Award winner is also offered the chance to participate in an essay scholarship contest which begins on the local level and moves forward to a district, state and national level of competition.
The seniors selected for the Good Citizen Awards this year are Christopher Lipscomb of Person High School, Priscilla Dalton of Roxboro Christian Academy, and Bryson Pleasant of Roxboro Community School. These seniors have delivered exemplary services to their school and community. Lipscomb and Pleasant chose to compete in the essay scholarship contest. The essay title this year was, “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It” with the focus question of “You and your peers are our nation’s leaders for tomorrow. How would you energize America’s youth to fully engage as effective citizens? Why is that important?”
These essay participants are commended for their interest and work in participating in this challenging part of the scholarship program.
Lipscomb’s essay placed first in the local judging process. His essay advanced to the North Carolina DAR, District VI, Good Citizen contest.
The Thomas Person Chapter of the DAR appreciates the academic support, leadership opportunities and special recognition provided to all these seniors from their respective schools. Lipscomb, Dalton and Pleasant manifest the qualities of a good citizen and are deserving of acknowledgment for their contributions to their schools and our community.