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Ozark Spring DAR presents Good Citizen certificate to 4 area students


Members of the Ozark Spring chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of West Plains recently presented four area high school students with DAR Good Citizen Award certificates.

The recognized students are Hailey Michel, Summersville High School; Dawn Pulliam, Eminence High School; Gracie Warren, Alton High School; and Captolia Boyer, Winona High School.

The DAR Good Citizen is nominated by the school counselor and administration based on their knowledge of a student’s qualifications, explained Ozark Spring chapter members. The high schools’ students’ qualifications must meet an exceptional standard of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities.

According to the NSDAR qualification standards, which can be viewed on the organization’s website at www.dar.org, the DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship Contest was created in 1934 and is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. 

The program is open to students whose schools are accredited and in good standing with their state board of education. Only one student per year may be honored as a school's DAR Good Citizen. United States citizenship is not required. Additional rules and guidelines can be obtained by contacting the local DAR chapter by emailing Teresa Mace at TeresaTaylorMace@gmail.com.

Once a student is chosen as their school's DAR Good Citizen, the student is invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program, consisting of a personal statement and an essay. Student participation in the scholarship portion of the program is optional. Scholarships are awarded to essay winners at the chapter, state, division and national levels.