The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Scholarship Program is a national program intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizen- ship. In Adams County, the contest is sponsored by the local Antoine Rivarre Chapter of the DAR. Each Adams County high school selects one senior class student as the school’s DAR Good Citizen entry. The student must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
The scholarship contest consists of two parts. Part 1 consists of the student describing in written form how they have tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen, and includes a list of their activities, letters of recommendation and a school transcript. Part 2 is an essay that the students write in a two-hour period at their school, without assistance or reference materials. Part 1 represents 70% of the total contest entry score, while part 2 represents 30%. Each contest entry is evaluated by independent, non-DAR judges. The Adams County winning entry is advanced through state and national levels of judging.
This year, the Good Citizens from each of the Adams County high schools were announced at the Antoine Rivarre November 13th meeting held at the Decatur Public Library. Jean Porter Brune, the chapter’s DAR Good Citizen Chair, announced that Bryan Girod of Adams Central High School is this year’s Adams County Winner. His entry will advance to the Indiana State DAR organization for evaluation next spring. Below is information on all three Adams County DAR Good Citizen entries:
Bryan Girod, Adams Central High School DAR Good Citizen and Adams County Winner Son of Kevin and Lisa Girod Monroe, Indiana