The members of Fort Vallonia Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution have announced the school representatives for this year’s Good Citizen award. Each of the participating schools in the county selects their Good Citizen to represent that school in the DAR contest. Each of these students is entered in the Jackson County DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest. Winners of the county contest proceed to the Indiana state contest. The next steps for state winners are the regional and national contests. Scholarships are awarded at the state, regional and national levels.
The candidate from Crothersville High School is MacKenzie Kristine Farmer, daughter of Ed and Kristie Farmer.
Representing Brownstown Central High School is Amanda Marie Stuckwisch, daughter of Ed and Sara Stuckwisch; Kiana Brooke, daughter of Amber Thompson, is representing Medora High School; Daniel Dale Hauersperger, son of Len and Maria Hauersperger is the Seymour High School candidate; and Seth Patrterson, son of Jeff & Tammy Patterson is the Trinity Lutheran High School representative.
Those chosen from each high school complete a detailed application including their grades, school and community activities, patriotism, their thoughts on these issues, and plans for the future. Each student is then required to write an essay on a topic chosen by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, which is revealed to them when they are in a supervised room with no reference materials and a two hour time limit.
All the candiates will be invited to a Fort Vallonia Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens dinner in March where they will all be honored and the Jackson County Good Citizen Contest winner will be presented. The top thirteen Good Citizens in the state are then invited to the Indiana DAR Good Citizen banquet in May where the state winner will be announced.
The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American History and securing America’s future through better education.