County students receive Good Citizenship honors

The Great Crossings Chapter NSDAR participated in the Sons of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Awards Service on May 7, held at the Trinity Reformed Church in Rockwood.

The 2023 Good Citizen winner is, Abigail Barlow, Turkeyfoot Area High School. The runners-up are: Laura Boyce, Meyersdale Area High School; Grant Mathias, Rockwood Area High School; and Grace Robertson, Salisbury-Elk Lick High School.

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The Good Citizenship Award recognizes and rewards high school seniors for qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism not only in their homes and schools but also in their community. The outstanding student is selected by their high school guidance counselor. The student then prepares an essay, without any reference material, on a pre-determined topic unknown to them. The essays, without names or school labels, are then ranked by a neutral judge not affiliated with the school or the DAR.

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Annually, Great Crossings Chapter NSDAR sponsors monetary scholarships, a certificate and a pin for a deserving student from each of the following Somerset County schools: Meyersdale, Rockwood, Salisbury and Turkeyfoot. Dr. Sandra Millin is the Great Crossings Good Citizens Chairman and oversees this program.

This article originally appeared on The Daily American: Good Citizenship Award given to Somerset County students