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Students recognized for good citizenship by DAR
Houston County Courier

Winner of the Major Jarrell Beasley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Essay Scholarship contest is Grapeland High School senior Lauren Summer Jones. The announcement was made Wednesday, Oct. 20, as and four other Houston County high school students were also recognized for their good citizenship. The honored students include Abbey Marie Hobson of Crockett High School, Ashley E. Day of Kennard High School, Emily Price of Latexo High School and Cody Lane Kyle of Lovelady High School. The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their State Boards of Education. United States citizenship is not required. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality), service (which includes cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others); leadership (which includes personality, self-control and ability to assume responsi-bility); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation) to an outstanding degree. Jones will represent the Major Jarrell Beasley Chapter at the state competition. At the chapter level each representative received a DAR Good Citizen pin, billfold card and a certificate. Jones received, in addition to the DAR Good Citizen awards, a monetary award and honor of advancing to the Texas State DAR Good Citizen level. On the state level a representative will be chosen to be honored at the Texas State Conference in Dallas in March. The Texas winner will receive an award in the amount of at least $250 and a special state DAR Good Citizens pin and certificate. The national winner will be invited to Washington, D.C. to attend DAR Continental Congress and will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship, an inscribed silver bowl and certificate. Each of the eight national division (multi-state groups) winners will receive a cash award in the amount of $500.

 

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