Fort Massac Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has honored three area high school seniors with the Good Citizens Award.

Owen Mitchell Westbrooks from Massac County High School, Kalissa Jean Cox from Joppa High School and Kenya Lanaye Powell from Meridian High School have been awarded the 2020 Good Citizen Award.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic has required all citizens to maintain social distancing, the Fort Massac Chapter was forced to cancel the March meeting when these three seniors would have been given their awards. It is uncertain if there will be a formal ceremony honoring them, but they will receive their certificates, pins, identification cards and monetary awards before the end of the school year.

Westbrooks was also selected to represent the Fort Massac DAR District VII in the state competition to be held in August.

The Good Citizens program recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities. It is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by their state board of education.

The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities:

• Dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality, etc.)

• Service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, etc.)

• Leadership (personality, self-control, initiative, etc.) and

• Patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals)

The Fort Massac Chapter, NSDAR, is in its 91st year of promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism and honoring Revolutionary War patriots.

Those interested in the Fort Massac Chapter NSDAR can to go to its website at http://ildar.org/chapters/fortmassac.

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