Dependability, service, leadership and patriotism … these are the qualities of a DAR Good Citizen.

Each local high school may select one of its graduating seniors annually to be recognized as a DAR Good Citizen by the local chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Maggie Buchanan of Fayetteville High School, Jonathan Carpenter of Lincoln County High School, and Ellie Hammons of Riverside Christian Academy are the local high school seniors chosen by their individual schools to be recognized by the Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter, NSDAR, as 2019 Good Citizens.

One of the three Good Citizen packets is chosen to go to DAR district level for judging. Jonathan Carpenter’s submission advanced to DAR district level. The Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter’s DAR Good Citizen Chairman Marilyn Hicks presented each of the three seniors a check, a DAR Good Citizen Certificate, Good Citizen wallet card, and a DAR Good Citizen pin.

The Good Citizen’s pin is encircled by 13 stars for the 13 original colonies; the band of blue enamel identifies it with the Daughters of the American Revolution. In the center are four books suggesting school days with the books is the Laurel Wreath of Honor and behind that is the Torch of Understanding.

For their honesty, punctuality, cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, personality, self-control, initiative and unselfish loyalty to American ideals, these young American citizens have been given well-deserved recognition by their schools and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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