The Col. William Prescott Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently held a recognition ceremony at Park Presbyterian Church in Newark to honor students for their participation in the DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship essay.
The ceremony recognized Michael Fowler, of Clyde-Savannah; Matthew Gabbard, of Gananda; Gwynneth Howell, second place, of Red Creek; Irini Konstantinou, first place, of Williamson; Nancy Aguilera Murillo, of Sodus; Shealyn Elizabeth Shattuck, third place, of North Rose-Wolcott; Alexandra Ventura-Quiroz, of Newark; Natalie Vernon, Marion; and Grayson Zenelovic, of Wayne.
The program is meant to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. It is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by their state board of education.
U.S. citizenship is not required. Each contest entry is evaluated by independent judges, and the winning entry is advanced through state and national levels of judging.
The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must demonstrate dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The chapter presented pins, certificates and wallet recognition cards to the students. Each were entered into the scholarship contest, if they wanted. The chapter provides a monetary award to participants.