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Southwest Wisconsin Daughters of the American Revolution honors 15 high school seniors
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LAFAYETTE/GREEN COUNTY — The Colonel Benjamin Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has awarded 15 area high school seniors with the DAR Good Citizen Award. These student were named by their respective high schools as outstanding examples of the four qualities of a good citizen:  Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism.

DAR has a long standing tradition of honoring our communities’ outstanding students. The future of the nation depends on the young people who are tomorrow’s leaders, and the ladies of our local chapter are encouraged for our future prospects with these wonderful young adults.  

Winners of the Good Citizen Award this year are Alana Durtschi (Albany), Alexis Rosenstiel (Argyle), Brittany Rena Meylor (Belmont), Elizabeth M. Ward (Benton), Peyton Elizabeth Downing (Black Hawk), Brody Allen Kiser (Brodhead), Andrew John Miller (Cuba City), Sophie Wiegel (Darlington), Katie Renee Brooks (Juda), Skye S. Dickson (Monroe), Natalie Wall (Monticello), Addison Lutz (New Glarus), Brianna Lee Peterson (Pecatonica), Elsie Marie Ennis (Shullsburg), and Ella Marie Middendorf (Southwestern).

Seven of the named students elected to participate in the DAR Good Citizen Scholarship competition, and write a 550 word essay on “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.”  The essays were judged by a panel of three retired educators and the essay by Alana Durtschi was selected as the winner for the chapter.  All of the students received an award certificate and Good Citizen pin.  Alana also received a $100 award as essay winner.  Congratulations to all of the Good Citizen students. The DAR wishes them all the best on their future endeavors.

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