DAR selects students as Good Citizens

Published 5:05 pm Sunday, January 17, 2021

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The Yadkin River Patriots Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the DAR Good Citizens Program and Essay Scholarship Competition in Stanly County each fall.

Local high schools select a senior who demonstrates leadership, dependability, service and patriotism in their schools, homes and communities.

Despite the challenges of the an altered school schedule due to COVID 19 restrictions, schools have still been able to recognize a student as their 2020-21 DAR Good Citizen.

The students selected, their families and school representatives are invited to a Yadkin River Patriots Chapter meeting where students are to read the essays they wrote and submitted with their Good Citizens applications.

The essay title this year was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.” The focus question was “How do the combined actions of so many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?”

Students were required to complete the essay in two hours and were limited to no more than 550 words. They wrote their essays without assistance or additional resources.

Although Yadkin River Patriots members have been unable to meet and honor these students, they want to congratulate them and their families for their achievements.

The students selected as DAR Good Citizens are: Hanna Mechelle Williams, an Albemarle High School student and daughter of Travis and Alicia Williams; Josie Blaine Luther, a North Stanly High School student and daughter of Don and Kelly Luther; Emma Madison Crump, a South Stanly High School student and daughter of David and Patty Crump; Abigail Nicole Phillips, a West Stanly High School student and daughter of Shane and Melissa Phillips; Jenna Morgan Freeman, a Gray Stone Day School student and daughter of Brian and Stephanie Freeman; and Miriam Abigail Wright, a Stanly Early College High School student and daughter of Bryan and Nicole Wright.