Houlton Region

Greenlaw receives DAR Good Citizen Award for SACS

DYER BROOK, Maine — Delaney Greenlaw, a senior at Southern Aroostook Community School, has been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens award.

The DAR program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education. United States citizenship is not required. 

According to SACS Principal/Superintendent Jon Porter, the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of: Dependability, showing truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality and being worthy of trust; Service, exhibiting cooperation, courtesy, and contributing to the welfare of others; Leadership, showcasing personality, self-control, ability to assume responsibility, ability to inspire others, and a decision-maker; and Patriotism with a devotion to and support of one’s country, supporting service members and veterans, working for causes. that make one’s community stronger, and appreciating the cultural and historic importance of America’s unique population.

“Delaney has excelled at school as a result of her positive work ethic, strong value system, and a sense of fairness and compassion for others,” Porter said. “She has been an active participant in a variety of school programs, school organizations, community service, and athletic teams.

“As such, she both gave and received the many benefits to be gained by her positive involvement,” he continued. “Delaney will graduate in the top 5 percent of her graduating class and has earned numerous academic, leadership, and athletic awards. She is well deserving of this honor and a great representative of our school and community.”

Only one student per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen. Each school’s DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizen pin, certificate and wallet recognition card. Greenlaw is eligible, if she chooses, to enter the DAR Good Citizens scholarship contest. Each contest entry is evaluated by independent, non-DAR judges. The winning entry is advanced through state and national levels of judging.

DAR Good Citizens who enter the scholarship contest are eligible for the awards beyond the chapter level. Each state winner receives an award in the amount of at least $250 and a special state DAR Good Citizens pin and certificate. Each of the sixteen (16) national division (multi-state groups) winners will receive a cash award in the amount of $500. Two national winners will be invited to Washington, DC to attend Continental Congress and will be awarded $5,000 scholarships, inscribed silver bowls and certificates.

Greenlaw is the daughter of Jill Hogan of Island Falls and Aaron Greenlaw of Oakfield. 

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