This year's Good Citizen Awards were presented at the recent meeting of the Niangua Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The award was presented to Elizabeth Miller from Iberia High School, and to Brian Urwiler from School of the Osage, by Niangua DAR Good Citizen Chairman, Kathleen Moreland. Another recipient who was not in attendance was Amber Sims of Camdenton High School. To receive the award, each student was required to write a patriotic essay on a topic that had just been revealed to them, without the benefit of any reference material. The winning students were presented with a certificate, a pin, and a monetary award. Winning essays are sent to the National Society in Washington, D.C., for consideration for a national award.
The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890, and is a non-profit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. The National Society is headquartered in Washington D.C.