Local students among DAR Good Citizens

Alisha Huschka was named the first-place winner as the Santiam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its “Good Citizen” awards on Feb. 8 at a tea held at the First United Methodist Church.

The awards are presented annually by the organization to outstanding high school seniors demonstrating the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Each student in the scholarship competition was nominated by his or her respective school. Students submitted personal information pertaining to their service to the community, school or church and completed an essay of not more than 500 words.

Other candidates were Abigail Joiner of Crawfordsville, from East Linn Christian Academy, who placed second; Cody White of Scio High School, who placed third, and Kimberly Duerr of Lebanon High School, who received honorable mention.

The DAR, founded in 1890, is a service organization that promotes patriotism and preservation and knowledge of American history. It is open to any woman who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.