The Thomas Person Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Good Citizen Certificates and monetary awards to two Person County Seniors on Feb. 9.
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 awards.
The seniors selected for the Good Citizen Award this year are Jacob Vaughn of Person High School and Natalie Walters of Roxboro Community School. Both students have delivered exemplary services to their school and community. They also chose to compete in the essay scholarship contest. The essay title this year was, “Our American heritage and our responsibility for preserving it,” with a focus question of “What new challenges will America face as we move forward into the future?”
Vaughn’s essay placed first in the local judging process. His essay has 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 these seniors from their respective schools. Vaughn and Walters manifest the qualities of a good citizen and are deserving of acknowledgment for their contributions to their schools and the community.