Chicago High School Seniors – it’s time to honor your Good Citizens!

As the chair for this year’s NDSDAR Good Citizens Award in Chicago, I welcome all Chicago High School counselors to to participate in our Good Citizens program:

Honor your school’s senior who best exemplifies the character of a Good Citizen*

Your school can implement any selection method that you like – most often, the faculty chooses 3 seniors, and the senior class votes to select the winner.  Winners receive a pin, certificate, and wallet recognition card.  They are also eligible to participate in the scholarship contest (part 2). Winners need not be American Citizens to be honored or to participate in the essay contest.

The DAR Good Citizens Award is nationally recognized, and is a prized addition to one’s college application and resume.

Offer a fantastic oppportunity for scholarships and recognition for future education

The Chicago Chapter, NSDAR offers a $1000 scholarship for the winner of our local essay contest.  Students write an essay (2 hour limit, one sitting, no references) and this, along with their personal information, is evaluated by non-DAR judges.

Our winner will also be eligible for prizes at the regional, state, and national levels.

What is a DAR Good Citizen?

The following qualities should be considered when choosing a winner at each school, and each Good Citizen should possess these characteristics to an outstanding degree:

  • dependability – truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality
  • service – cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others
  • leadership – personality, self-control, ability to assume responsibility
  • patriotism – unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation

For more information, select the following links:

Good Citizen Program Overview

Good Citizen Scholarship Contest Instructions

Good Citizen Essay Contest Information

Student Cover Sheet

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