Patel named DAR Good Citizen

Submitted photo Mary Bowles, of the Daughters of the American Revolution, stands with award winner Khushbu Patel.

Submitted photo
Mary Bowles, of the Daughters of the American Revolution, stands with award winner Khushbu Patel.

ROCKINGHAM — Khushbu Patel, a senior at Richmond Senior High School, was recognized Monday night during a presentation at First United Methodist Church in Rockingham as the organization’s Good Citizen.

The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education. United States citizenship is required.

Local DAR chapter leaders felt Patel exhibits the qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality); service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation) to an outstanding degree.

Patel was voted by DAR members as winner among several students nominated. Each school’s DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizen pin, certificate, wallet card and a $50 check.  Patel is eligible to enter the scholarship contest.  This contest consists of two parts.  Part one consists of the student describing how she has tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen.  This part is completed at home and is submitted together with a transcript and two letters of recommendations.

Submitted photo Front Left to right:  Mary Bowles, Brenda Baucom, Khushbu Patel, Frances Thomas, and Susanne McInnis Back Row Left to right:  Llewellyn Gibson, Nancy Robbins, Jennifer Maulding-Alcaraz-Cristobal

Submitted photo
Front Left to right: Mary Bowles, Brenda Baucom, Khushbu Patel, Frances Thomas, and Susanne McInnis
Back Row Left to right: Llewellyn Gibson, Nancy Robbins, Jennifer Maulding-Alcaraz-Cristobal

Part two is a timed essay administered under my supervision in the CIC within a two-hour time limit and without assistance or reference materials. Each contest entry is advanced through state and national levels of judging. Last night, Patel was recognized of this award and she was asked to read both essays to the members who were present. She is now eligible for awards beyond the chapter level.  Each state winner receives an award in the amount of at least $250.

National division winners are awarded $500. Two national winners will be invited to Washington D.C. to attend Continental Congress and will be awarded $5,000 scholarships, inscribed silver bowls and certificates.

 

 

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