Daughters of the American Revolution hold essay contest

The Acadia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted the essay portion of the DAR Good Citizen Contest at the home of Jo-Anne Arnaud on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 4 p.m. The students are members of the senior class of the area high schools. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the National Advisory List of Contests and Activities fro 2009-2010.

The student selected much have the qualities of LEADERSHIP (which includes personality, self-control, ability to assume responsibility); DEPENDABILITY (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality); SERVICE (which includes cooperation, courtesy, consideration or others); and PATRIOTISM (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation) to an outstanding degree. In each high school the faculty chooses three seniors who best exemplify these qualities. From these three, the Senior Class chooses the School Good Citizen. Each winner receives a pen, a certificate and will have a chance to compete for the state title.

In an effort to encourage the intrinsically excellent students to a deepened appreciation for our country’s heritage, each winner is asked to write an essay in order to compete for the state title. The title of the essay is not given to the student prior to the contest.

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