The Bienville Chapter’s “Overall Good Citizen” winner and also the Alabama “Central District Good Citizen” winner (third runner-up in the state) was Parker Moore, of Faith Christian School. He is the son of Michael and Patti Moore.
The DAR “Good Citizen Award” winners included the following high school seniors: Alli Brascho, of The Donoho School, the daughter of Lisa Brascho Smith and Brad Brascho; Lauren Rothwell, of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, the daughter of Brett and Sandy Rothwell; Megan Chesnut, of Oxford High School, the daughter of Mark and Lisa Chestnut; Mitchell Goodwin, of Saks High School, the son of Jeff and Kellie Goodwin; Samone Thompson, of Anniston High School, the daughter of Robbie Thompson; Sara Beth Minton, of Piedmont High School, the daughter of Ken and Jane Minton; Alex McFry, of White Plains High School, the son of Brooke McFry and Jessica Vingers, of Wellborn High School, the daughter of Scott and Donna Vingers.
The students wrote an original essay on “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving it” describing how our freedoms and responsibilities as good citizens are changing. They were chosen on their good citizen qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Their grades, home and community involvement, high school activities, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation were also taken into consideration.
The “American History Essay” contest winners for fifth-eighth grade included: Turner Davis, fifth grade at The Donoho School, (also third-place state winner) the son of Kent and Lisa Davis; James Perry, sixth grade at The Donoho School, (also third-place state winner) the son of Tracy and Robbi Perry; Claire Craig, seventh grade at Faith Christian School, the daughter of Barry and Sharon Craig and Maren Christian, eighth grade at The Donoho School, the daughter of David and Nikki Christian.
The students wrote an essay entitled, “Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence.”
The “Christopher Columbus Essay” contest winners for grades 9-11, all from Faith Christian School, included: Madison Stephens, ninth grade, the daughter of Mark and Kathy Stephens; Lauren Frye, 10th grade, (also second-place state winner) the daughter of Wes and Jennifer Frye and Madelyn Adams, 11th Grade, the daughter of Gordon and Kelly Adams.
The students wrote and essay entitled, “How did the faith and courage of Christopher Columbus give to mankind a new world?”
Each group of winners will be honored by reading its essay at 3 p.m. April 2 at the DAR meeting at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County on 10th Street.