This year's Good Citizen Awards were presented at the recent meeting of the Niangua Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Niangua DAR Good Citizen Chairman, Kathleen Moreland, presented the award to Elizabeth Miller from Iberia High School, and to Brian Urwiler from School of the Osage. Another recipient who was not in attendance was Amber Sims of Camdenton High School.
To receive the award, each student was required to write a patriotic essay on a topic that had just been revealed to him or her, without the benefit of any reference material. The winning students were presented with a certificate, a pin, and a monetary award. Winning essays are sent to the National Society in Washington, D.C., for consideration for a National Award.
The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890, and is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. The National Society is headquartered in Washington DC. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from a Patriot ancestor who aided in achieving American independence during the Revolutionary War, is eligible to join the DAR.
The local Niangua DAR Chapter was founded at the Lake of the Ozarks in 1957, and includes members from all around the lake area and beyond. The Chapter welcomes new members.
For more information, visit the Chapter's website at www.mssdar.org/niangua.