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Pictured at the awards ceremony, from left, are Paige Humbert, Chris Hornsey, Andrew White and Claudette Green, chapter regent.
On February 8, in a ceremony held in the chapel at the Methodist Village in Godfrey, the Ninian Edwards Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution presented Good Citizen awards to the following students:
Paige Humbert, Roxana Community High School
Jeffrey Barnes, Alton High School
Rachel Hawkins, Civic Memorial High School
Chris Hornsey, Marquette Catholic High School
Andrew White, Mississippi Valley Christian School
Shelby Morrison, East Alton-Wood River High School
The high schools base their selection upon these criteria:
- Involvement in extracurricular activities.
- Contributions to the community.
- Preparations for further education.
- Demonstration of the good citizen qualities of dependability, honesty, leadership, and patriotism.
To participate, students have to submit a portfolio including:
- A grade transcript.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- A description of how he/she manifests the qualities of a good citizen.
- An essay on the topic: How does one’s personal heritage affect one’s duties to our nation?
Claudette Green, chapter regent, officiated the ceremony, attended by students and their families. Dr. Linda Chapman of Lewis and Clark Community College delivered the address.