Seniors at East Union, Manteca High, Lathrop High, and Sierra high schools were among those honored as Good Citizens by the El Toyon chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The local students were among the 14 who were recognized during a ceremony attended by the students with their parents, guardians, counselors, and administrators at the Central United Methodist Church in Stockton.
Local students recognized as Good Citizens and winners in the essay contest are:
• Ryan Shaw, $100 third-place essay winner, East Union High School.
• Isabella Garcia-Mendez, Manteca High.
• Olivia Higby, Sierra High.
• Daniela Aguirre, Venture Academy.
• Albert Hoang, Lathrop High.
The DAR Good Citizen program and scholarship, open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private schools, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.
Students were chosen by their high school for displaying the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Each school’s DAR Good Citizen received a DAR Good Citizen pin, certificate, and wallet recognition card.
Each student is eligible to enter the DAR Good Citizen scholarship contest which consists of two parts: Part I which describes how he/she manifests the qualities of a good citizen, a transcript, and two letters of recommendation; and, Part II, a timed essay completed without assistance or reference materials. This year’s judges were Gary Gordon, Suzanne Fagundez, and Linda Reichert.