Five area students awarded DAR Good Citizenship Award

Pictured right, Rochelle Chapter DAR Good Citizen Chairman Lydia Roberts (left) and chapter member Millie Dutchoff present the certificate and award to Amboy HS senior Brianna Blaine. Brianna plans to attend the University of Iowa and major in the pre-med fields of human physiology or biology. Photo submitted

AMBOY — Five students from area high schools were presented the DAR Good Citizen Award by the Rochelle Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. These outstanding students are selected by a process that involves both their teachers and members of their senior class because they exemplify the traits of a Good Citizen: Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. They also have the option of completing an essay in a timed, proctored format. The winner of the essay contest is forwarded to the District, and may be further selected to compete at the State or National Level. This year’s winners are: Brianna Blaine - Amboy High School; Garrett Sage (Rochelle Chapter’s essay contest winner) - Ashton Franklin Center High School; Claudia Reckamp - Oregon HS; Afi Gati - Rochelle Township High School; and Julia Orlando - Stillman Valley High School. Each student was presented a certificate, lapel pin and gift card.  

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