Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter of DAR Honors Good Citizens
Good citizens from nine Lenawee County high schools were honored by the Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) at its March 17 monthly meeting at Croswell House in Adrian.
The 2022 Good Citizens are Alaysia Allen, Addison High School; Emily Czeiszperger, Hudson High School; Olivia Easler, Morenci High School; Nicolas Johnson, Britton Deerfield High School; Katelyn Russell, Tecumseh High School; Rebecca Terryberry, Onsted Secondary School; Avery Thorpe, Lenawee Christian School; Meredith Vontroba, Sand Creek High School; and Lillian Wager, Madison High School.
The NSDAR’s Good Citizen program was established in 1934 to honor high school students who demonstrate qualities of leadership, service, reliability and patriotism to an exceptional degree, according to a press release. They are chosen by their respective high schools. If they wish, they can participate in a competition for a scholarship. This involves submitting transcripts and letters of recommendation and writing an essay on a topic selected by NSDAR. The title of this year’s essay was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility to Preserve It.” The central question was “How do the qualities of a good citizen help sustain our nation?” »
Students do not receive the title of the essay until they have sat down to write their essay.
Vontroba is the recipient of the scholarship for the Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter and she is one of six state finalists. If she places first in the state, her entry will be sent to the NSDAR East Central Division.
There are approximately 600 schools in the state and 52 DAR chapters.
The mission of the Daughters of the American Revolution is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. The Society supports several schools, offers scholarships and is involved in the community. The Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter was founded in Adrian on April 19, 1909. The National Society celebrated its 125th anniversary on October 11, 2015.