by: Nathan Maxwell
Sydney Sanders recently received the DAR Good Citizen Award at the MSSDAR State Convention. The award, specifically for high school seniors, is presented each year at the MSSDAR State Convention. Along with this honor, Sanders also received a $275 scholarship.
At the beginning of the year, Mr. Folkes and Mrs. Stein select one student with the traits of service, leadership, dependability, and patriotism. Once a student is selected, the student fills out an application and then writes an essay on that year’s topic and submits the essay to be judged along with multiple other essays in their district.
“I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in such a committed, proactive organization,” Sanders said. Due to her success at the state convention, her essay has been sent to Washington, D.C., for further review. If Sanders’s essay is chosen in D.C., she has the chance to receive a $5,000 scholarship as well as a trip to Washington, D.C.
“It was humbling to have been chosen among such a great group of worthy applicants,” Sanders said. Now Sanders is eagerly awaiting news from Washington, D.C., about the standings of her essay.