By Rennie Davis
The Susanna Randolph Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced this year’s Good Citizens for the 2023-2024 school year. The Chapter recognizes a student from both Community R-VI and Van-Far High Schools.
The Van-Far recipient is Carmen Wilburn, daughter of Jay and Tracy Wilburn. Upon graduation, Carmen plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia, pursuing an AG-education degree.
The Community R-VI recipient is Dylan Hoyt, son of Bradley and Rebecca Hoyt. Upon graduation, Dylan plans to continue his education at the University of Missouri-Columbia and pursue a degree in plant science and technology with an emphasis in horticulture and design.
The DAR Good Citizen program was created in 1934 and is a good way to recognize outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities. The DAR Good Citizen program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the sparkling qualities of good citizenship in students. The program is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public and private schools accredited and in good standing with the stated board of education. Students are not required to be U.S. citizens.
The students selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the many qualities, which include, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.
Each school’s DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizen pin, certificate and wallet recognition card. The student is then eligible, if they wish, to enter the DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest.