CIRCLEVILLE — The Pickaway Plains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored seven Pickaway County students for their writing and citizenship skills this week at the public library.
According to their website, the objectives of the DAR are “historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The motto is ‘God, Home, and Country.’”
Winners of the Good Citizens Award, who wrote an essay on a topic determined by DAR at the national level, plus submitted recommendations and examples of how they exemplified good citizenship, were: McKenzie Henry, a senior from Circleville High School; Maria McKibben, a senior from Logan Elm High School; Kennedy Coey, a senior from Teays Valley High School; and Holden Edmonds, a senior from Westfall. Henry was named overall winner and read her essay to the audience.
Three students from the Circleville City School District won at both the DAR’s district and state levels for writing essays on World War I. Before receiving their medals and certificates, the students read their essays to the audience. Winners were Jackson Hatfield, fifth grade; Natalie Welsh, seventh grade; and Mearan Bahney, eighth grade. The three have been entered into the national competition and will learn soon how they fared.