The award, presented at the Washington Crossing Chapter DAR meeting held on March 10th, at the David Library of the American Revolution, is one of the ways the DAR supports education and recognizes outstanding young people.
Recipients must exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities and demonstrate dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.
Elizabeth was nominated by an administrator, guidance counselor and teacher at Pennsbury High School.
Recommendation letters touted her dedication to academics and involvement in extracurricular activities, which include active participation in the Pennsbury Marching Band, Color Guard and new AFJROTC unit, where she recently was named deputy commander.
Outside of school, Elizabeth is a longtime Girl Scout and recently participated in a mission trip to Costa Rica, where her troop planted trees to help stop erosion on riverbanks. The DAR Good Citizens Award may be awarded to a senior student in any high school.
As the recipient of the award for Pennsbury High School, Elizabeth received a certificate, pin and wallet recognition card, and she has been entered into the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest.
NSDAR and the Pennsylvania State Society DAR offer several different scholarships for students as well as $500 classroom grants for educators, and the Washington Crossing Chapter actively seeks to sponsor worthy candidates from the Council Rock, Pennsbury, Morrisville Borough, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Bensalem Township and Neshaminy school districts.
Parochial and private high schools within these districts also are welcome to participate. Interested candidates should work with their high school guidance counselors, who may obtain more information by contacting the Washington Crossing Chapter via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO CAP: Washington Crossing Chapter NSDAR Regent Judi Biederman (left) presents the DAR Good Citizens Award to Elizabeth McKeever.