third in DAR essay contest
Morgan Howard of Nezperce High School was awarded first place and Deary High School's Michelle Ross took second place. Rebeckah Bruner of Prairie High School took third place in the Daughters of the American Revolution 2013-2014 Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest. The contest is open to area high school seniors and is sponsored by the Alice Whitman chapter.
Other area students writing essays were Sarah Chmelik of Summit Academy, Adrienne Nuxoll of Clearwater Valley Jr. Sr. High School, Abilgail Chmelik of Grangeville High School. Sydney Foster was chosen Orofino High School's Good Citizen.
The winning essay will be entered in the Idaho State DAR contest and the state winner competes in the Western Region, whose winner goes to the National Society's contest. A substantial scholarship is the reward for the national winner.
Judging is based upon grades, school and community activities and an essay written by the student in a two-hour period without preparation. The students this year made some very thoughtful comments on the subject of “Our American Heritage and our Responsibility for Preserving it: How does one's personal heritage affect one's duties to our nation? The students will be honored at the February chapter meeting.