The Emily Geiger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently awarded seven high school seniors with the DAR Good Citizens Award for exhibiting qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities.
Chapter Regent Peggy Parker and Betsy Dawson, DAR Good Citizens Committee Chair presented awards to: K'Sheauna Singleton, Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School; Emily Boshaw, May River High School; Brooklyn Guardino, Thomas Heyward Academy; Ashley Coplo, Bluffton High School; Alicia Green, Beaufort/Jasper Academy for Career Excellence (ACE); Al-Janea Shiggs, Estill High School; and Molly Rembold, John Paul II Catholic School.
Each student received a pin, DAR Award Certificate and $50 check.
Molly Rembold received an additional award and check for $100 for her winning essay, which was submitted for State DAR competition. This year's national essay contest title is "Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It."
"We are so proud of these hardworking, ethical, responsible, dedicated leaders among our high school seniors," Parker said. "They deserve to be recognized for their character and selflessness."
To qualify, students must demonstrate dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality), service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility), leadership (initiative, integrity, vision), and patriotism (loyalty to American ideals).
"This group of students is amazing in their pursuit of academic excellence, as well as involvement in sports and school activities, community service and for some, part-time employment," Dawson said. "They have bright futures."
Emily Geiger Chapter, with nearly 150 members in Bluffton, supports literacy, historic preservation and patriotism through local service. Chapter members contributed more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service to the community in 2019. For more information, visit emilygeigernsdar.org.