Daughters of the American Revolution: Good Citizen


By David Fleet
On January 16, the Genesee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the annual winners of the Good Citizen Awards in Linden.
This year, 13 schools in the Genesee area participated in recognizing high school students who demonstrate the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities. Requirements for students selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen include reliability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Also, a trial is required for the price. The focus of this year’s essay was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility to Preserve It.”
The essays answered the question in two hours, in 550 words: How do the qualities of a good citizen (reliability, service, leadership and patriotism help sustain our nation?
This year, Goodrich Senior Ashley Brown, 17, finished third in the competition.
Brown is the president of the GHS National Honor Society, serves on the senior student government, and is currently dual enrolled at Mott Community College in general education courses.
Brown is a member of the high school band where she plays clarinet, wind ensemble and drums, college basketball and football teams. She is also a member of DECA and was on the field back from 2021.
Ashley is the daughter of Shelby and Marc Brown of Atlas Township.
Carol Powers, a resident of Atlas Township, is the DAR of the Vice Regent Genesee Chapter.
“The Genesee Chapter DAR is pleased to sponsor this annual contest which showcases the many talented seniors who work hard at Genesee County high schools,” Powers said. “This award, created in 1934 to encourage and reward good citizenship, is widely recognized as a very high achievement and can be used on CVs and applications.”


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