Three DAR Good Citizen certificates and pins were presented to high school seniors from five participating high schools.
A DAR Good Citizen is chosen by their individual school and reported to the local DAR Chapter. Chosen students are then given the opportunity to participate in the DAR Good Citizen essay contest.
This year’s essay topic was “You and your peers are our nation’s leaders of tomorrow. How would you energize America’s youth to fully engage as effective citizens and why is it important.”
Each chapter essay contest participant received a $25 Walmart gift card and the chapter essay contest winner received a $100 monetary award. The chapter winner moves up to the District Level of competition. Each level winner continues to move up to state, division and national levels.
The 2019-2020 Louis Joliet Chapter DAR Good Citizens were Hannah Eldred from Joliet West High School, Claire Dow from Joliet Catholic Academy, and Nolan Hull from Plainfield East High School. Nolan Hull was the winner of the Louis Joliet Chapter DAR Good Citizens Essay Contest.