The DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of Dependability- which includes truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality; Service – which includes cooperation, courtesy, consideration of others; Leadership – which includes personality, self-control, ability to assume leadership; Patriotism – which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation, to an outstanding degree. The school faculty chooses the student which best represents these qualities.There is also an essay portion of this contest. The essay title is” Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.” Jennifer Scherer, Glenwood HS guidance counselor, administered the essay, which is submitted, and then judged by a non-DAR judge.
The Joseph Spencer Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution presented an award to Sara Adkins, senior at Glenwood High School, New Boston, OH. Sara was presented a certificate, a lapel pin, a wallet card and a check in the amount of $200. Sara is the daughter of Raymond and Sherri Adkins. Sara is an honor student at Glenwood High School. In high school, she has been active in volleyball, cheerleading, tennis, band, the Scioto County Honors Band, Honor Society, and chorus. Sara is a representative of the American Red Cross Red, White and Youth council, represented her school as a delegate to HOBY Ohio South, delegate to 2012 Buckeye Girls State, and represented the school as an Ohio Americanism and Government State Test winner. She is active in her church, has been in Bible quizzes for six years and has competed in two National quizzes. She is a senior youth representative to the South Central Ohio Nazarene Youth International Council.
The Joseph Spencer Chapter, NSDAR Good Citizen’s contest was open to all high school seniors at the thirteen high schools in Scioto County.