Eryn Dale West Is Local DAR Good Citizen

Fort Vallonia chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, last week announced the students named by each of five participating Jackson County high schools as their DAR Good Citizens of the 2013-2014 school year.

The five students will be honored at the March 13 Fort Vallonia Chapter Good Citizens dinner.

The selection committee will announce at that dinner the name of the Jackson County overall Good Citizen of the Year, based on an evaluation of entries by a panel of out-of-county judges.  The county winner will proceed to the Indiana State DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest Competition.

Winners are judged on the basis of their dependability, service, leadership, patriotism, and on a written essay.  Each candidate must provide a resume of their service and leadership activities at school and in the community, a transcript of their grades, a statement of their qualifications, and two letters of recommendation.  The essays were written on a topic given to them as they arrived in a monitored private setting with no reference material.

The five school Good Citizens include:

Brownstown Central High School: Colton Lee Fleetwood, son of Mason & Tawnya Fleetwood.

Crothersville High School:  Eryn Dale West, son of Eric West and Tanya Stidham.

Medora Jr.-Sr. High School: Darian Nicole Beavers, daughter of Shawn Bevers.

Seymour High School: Laurin James Schmidt, son of Kim and Jay Schmidt.

Trinity Lutheran High School: Whitney Marie Wooten, daughter of Mark & Pam Wooten.