Tribune staff reports

Fort Vallonia chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced the individual school representatives for this year’s Good Citizen award.

Each of the participating schools in the county selects their Good Citizen to represent their school in the Jackson County DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest.

Jackson County candidates include:

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MacKenzie Kristine Farmer, daughter of Ed and Kristie Farmer, Crothersville High School

Daniel Dale Hauersperger, son of Len and Maria Hauersperger, Seymour High School

Seth Patterson, son of Jeff and Tammy Patterson,

Trinity Lutheran High School

Amanda Marie Stuckwisch, daughter of Ed and Sara Stuckwisch, Brownstown Central

High School

Kiana Brooke Thompson, daughter of Amber Thompson, Medora High School

Candidates have to

complete an application including their grades, school and community activities, patriotism, their thoughts on these issues and plans for the future.

Each student is then required to write an essay on a topic chosen by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, which is revealed to them when they are in a supervised room with no reference materials and a two-hour time limit. These entries are, in turn, judged by a panel of judges from another county.

All the candidates will be invited to a Fort Vallonia chapter’s Good Citizens dinner in March where they will all be honored and the Jackson County Good Citizen contest winner will be presented.

The 13 Good Citizens in the state are then invited to the Indiana DAR Good Citizen banquet in May where the state winner will be announced.

The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving American History.

and securing America’s future through better education.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.