The George Clinton Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held their annual youth awards recognition on March 21 at the Presbyterian Church in Wilmington.
Luke Meares, a senior at East Clinton High School, was recognized as the Good Citizen Scholarship winner.
The DAR Good Citizens program encourages and rewards the qualities of good citizenship among high school seniors: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
The program is open to members of the senior class attending public or private secondary schools in good standing with the state board of education. The student selected from a school as their Good Citizen is eligible to apply for the scholarship by writing an essay.
In addition to Luke, students from Wilmington, Clinton-Massie, and Fayette Christian High School were considered for the scholarship. Luke receives a $250 scholarship and will attend Pomona College in Claremont, California.
Students in fifth through eighth grades from Blanchester Middle School, Clinton-Massie Elementary and Middle Schools and Wilmington Middle School entered the American History Essay contest.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Parks, students were asked to write an essay on the subject. They were to write a journal or letter about a visit to a National Park. The George Clinton Chapter extends thanks to the teachers and students who helped make this essay contest a success.
Fifth-graders recognized were: Mercy Persing, homeschooled, first place; Micah Wiseman, Clinton-Massie, second place; and Claire Binau, Clinton-Massie, third place.
The sixth-grade winning writers were: William Tidwell, Clinton-Massie, first place; Leah Boegeman, second place, Blanchester; and Rebekah Davenport, Blanchester, third place.
Christina Tidwell, Clinton-Massie, won first place for seventh grade.
Eighth-grade winners were: Honor Persing, homeschooled, first place; Elizabeth Grimes, Wilmington, second place; and Pearl Spurlock, Blanchester, third place.
The George Clinton chapter congratulations the 2017 youth award winners.