Santiam DAR names Sarah Hewitt ‘Good Citizen’

Sarah Hewitt of Sweet Home was the winner at a Santiam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s “Good Citizen” awards ceremony held Friday, March 8, at a tea held at the First United Methodist Church in Lebanon.

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

Having been chosen by their respective schools, students entering the scholarship competition submit personal information pertaining to their service to the community, school or church and complete an essay of not more than 500 words. 

The candidates were Emma Bowler from East Linn Christian Academy, Curtis Jones from Lebanon High School, Grant Ortiz from Scio High School and Hewitt.

Hewitt received the first-place Chapter Award. Emma Bowler placed second. Ortiz was third, and Jones received honorable mention.

As a part of the program, representatives from the American Legion, under the leadership of Larry Williams gave an informative presentation on folding of the American flag.