DAR honors Good Citizens at Patriots’ Tea

WHS student wins scholarship in essay contest; 11 high school students across county awarded

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Ellis County high school students receive the Good Citizen Award from the the Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution during the chapter's Patriots' Tea.

On Sunday, April 25, the Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual Good Citizen Patriots’ Tea at the First Baptist Church in Waxahachie. Regent Vicki Williams welcomed the 75 members, guests and honorees in attendance.

Each high school in Ellis County was invited to choose their Good Citizen. This student exemplifies leadership, dependability, service and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. Teachers and peers select the students because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.  

Once a student is chosen as the DAR Good Citizen from their school, they are invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program. This consists of a personal statement and an essay about our American heritage and the responsibility of preserving it for future generations. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one of these students after the Good Citizen Committee reviews the applications and essays.

The Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest was created in 1934 to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.

The 2021 Good Citizens Award (pin and certificate) was presented to:

            Faith Adams – Maypearl High School

            Noah Bogado – Ovilla Christian School

            Zoe Brown – Waxahachie Global High School

            Michael Davis – Waxahachie High School

            Jordan Lansdell – Red Oak High School

            Carmen Hammon – Midlothian High School

            Emma Jones – Palmer High School

            Ella Scott – Avalon High School

            Noah Smith – Waxahachie Preparatory Academy

            Caden Hensley – Ennis High School

            Tyneesia Rogers – Milford High School

The Essay Contest Award winner of the $1,000 scholarship was Waxahachie High School senior Michael Davis, son of Debbie and Mike Davis. 

These students are outstanding young adults and an inspiration to all.