The Fort Vallonia chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced the five candidates for its Good Citizen Award for 2015-16.

The candidates are:

Mason McClure, a student at Brownstown Central High School and the son of Douglas and Cristina McClure.

Jonathan Pearce, a student at Crothersville High School and the son of Jon and Michele Pearce.

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Carley McCammon, a student at Medora High School and the daughter of Brad and Luanne McCammon.

Mikayla Fee, a student at Seymour High School and the daughter of Jason and Tonya Fee.

Tanner Prewitt, a student at Trinity Lutheran High School and the son of Nathan and Melissa Prewitt.

Students will be honored at the Good Citizen Award dinner March 10, and the DAR selection committee will announce the name of the winner.

Winners are judged on the basis of their dependability, service, leadership and patriotism and on a written essay.

Each candidate must provide a resume of their service and leadership activities at school and in the community, a transcript of their grades, a statement of their qualifications and two letters of recommendation.

The essays were written on a topic given to them as they arrived in a monitored private setting with no reference material.

The winner is chosen by a panel of out-of-county judges who evaluate the entries. The local winner will advance to the Indiana State DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest Competition.