Victor student receives Good Citizenship Award
The Canandaigua Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently selected Ajla Karabegovic, of Victor Senior High School, as one of four area students to receive the Good Citizenship Award.
Each student was selected by their school’s faculty for demonstrating dependability, such as truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality; service, such as cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others; leadership, such as personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility; and patriotism, such as unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation, to an outstanding degree. One senior class student per year is honored.
Applicants submitted a list of their high school activities, community efforts, future plans, education, career goals, life aspirations; a grade transcript; two letters of recommendation; and a timed essay that was written under the supervision of a faculty member without reference materials. This year’s topic was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It,” and the focus question was “How do the combined actions of many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?” Each of the entries were evaluated by three independent, non-DAR judges.
Award recipients are eligible for awards beyond the chapter level. Each state winner will receive an award, and eight national division winners will be decided in February. Two national winners will be selected and invited to Washington, D.C., to attend Continental Congress and receive $5,000 scholarships.