By Martha Riggs
Each year, local high schools are requested by Lone Willow Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, to choose one senior student to receive the DAR Good Citizen award.
This year, Gabe William Fanning of Bennett County High School, Aspen Marie Rittgarn of Gordon-Rushville High School, and Skyler Hope Reagle of Valentine High School were selected to receive this award.
The student selected must exhibit in their daily life the Good Citizen qualities of Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism. If the student chooses to enter the essay part of the contest, they must submit personal information regarding high school activities, both academic and extracurricular, contributions of time and talent to community, church and family activities, letters of recommendation, and indicate future plans following graduation.
The student will write an essay in the presence of a faculty representative or DAR member, the title of which is given at the time of writing.
Each of the three recipients have submitted outstanding grade transcripts, and are active in National Honor Society Student Council and Key Club.
They participate in many school activities such as public speaking, and have won school honors in mathematics, English, foreign languages chemistry, accounting, all sports and many others. The students are active in community-sponsored activities such as blood drives.
All plan on attending college after graduation to get degrees in various categories.
These outstanding students and their families will be invited to attend the Lone Willow Chapter Guest Day Tea in April, at which time they will receive their pin and certificate.
Congratulations to all!