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(NSDAR) will announce the 2017 DAR Good Citizen Award winners

Jackson-Madison Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will announce the 2017 DAR Good Citizen Award winners at the DAR Patriotic Tea to be held on March 16, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. inMemorial Hall of First Presbyterian Church on N. Highland Ave.  Senior students from six local high schools will be honored.

High schools in the Jackson area participated by selecting their school’s DAR Good Citizen.  The winning students, their family members and school counselors will be guests of honor at the DAR Patriotic Tea.

          The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality); service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation) to an outstanding degree.  To be eligible to compete for scholarship money, each school’s DAR Good Citizen must write a timed essay on a subject announced at the beginning of the timed session.

DAR is known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the United States and has over 175,000 members with 3000 chapters in 50 states and 11 foreign countries. The Jackson-Madison Chapter, founded in 1901, is one of the oldest chapters in the state.  For more information about membership in DAR, contact chapter regent, Beth Bates, at 731-6163618 or batesb@aol.com, or visit the chapter website at www.tndar.org/~jacksonmadison.

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