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Swan wins DAR essay competition

A Thomson High School student has been named the overall chapter winner of the Captain John Wilson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution's Good Citizen Essay Contest.

Will Swan, son of Bryant and Dawn Swan, is the overall chapter winner and the Good Citizen for Thomson High School.

Other nominees for Thomson include Eunisha Brown, daughter of Wayman and Elmira Brown, Taylor Carrington, son of Mike and Donna Carrington, Hope Harrison, daughter of Jay and Sherri Smith; Amber Johnson, daughter of Curtis Crawford and Doris Elaine Johnson; and Parker Whitaker, son of Bill Whitaker and Jenny Powell.

The Good Citizen for Harlem High School is Belinda Smith, daughter of Michael and Ae I Cha Smith of Grovetown.

To participate in this annual contest, students are first nominated by each school's faculty and staff or a DAR member. During the selection process, three judges are provided anonymous copies of the students' essays and resumes. One winner from each school is named its Good Citizen and one overall winner is designated to represent the chapter at the district level of competition. The following principles of good citizenship are evaluated.

  • Dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality)

  • Service (cooperation, courtesy, consideration of others)

  • Leadership (personality, self-control, ability to assume responsibility)

  • Patriotism (unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation; participates with Pledge of Allegiance)

    All participants and their families will be honored at the next meeting of the Captain John Wilson Chapter, NSDAR. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m., at the Thonson-McDufffie County Library. The Good Citizens' names will also be added to the Good Citizen plaque that is displayed at each school.

    Web posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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