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The Dr. Silas Hamilton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recognizes Brussels High School senior, Tessa Ann Clark; and Calhoun High School senior, Ella Rae Sivers, to receive the DAR Good Citizens Award.
Clark and Sievers are two of seven area students who have been chosen to receive the award. Other area students are Edward Roberts, Jersey Community High School; Whitney Keith, Southwestern High School; Karli Yotter, Bunker Hill High School; Iris Page, Gillespie High School; and Alexis Norwood, Carlinville High School.
DAR Good Citizens Award Recipient Info
■ Name: Tessa Ann Clark
■ Parents’ names: Jim and Melissa Clark
■ School activities: Pep Club– all four years; Civics Club– all four years; Student Council– freshman and sophomore; Scholastic Bowl– all four years; volleyball– all four years; basketball– all four years; softball– all four years.
■ Community activities: church picnics, Batchtown Fall Festival, roadside and softball cleanup, vacation bible school.
■ Future plans: She hopes to plan to attend Maryville University to major in speech and language pathology.
DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient Info
■ Name: Ella Sievers
■ Parents’ names: Shawn and Kristin Sievers
■ School activities: basketball– freshman, sophomore, junior, senior; softball– freshman, junior, senior (could not play sophomore year due to COVID); FFA– freshman and sophomore; Student Council– junior and senior; Class Officer (President)– junior and senior.
■ Community activities: church picnics, Calhoun for Life Walk, raising money to help stop abortion.
■ Future plans: become an Occupational Therapist, strictly for kids with autism. She would like to attend SIU in Carbondale, or Lewis and Clark.
The award is based on leadership, dependability, service, and patriotism. The DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools. The faculty nominates three seniors. The senior class then selects one representative from this nominated group to receive the Good Citizen Award.
The Good Citizen winners will be honored at the annual Student Awards Banquet on Monday, March 7, 2022. The Good Citizen essays have been judged and the winner who has advanced to District Competition will be announced at the time of the banquet.
Roberta Groppel and Katie Morgan are co-chairman of the chapter’s Good Citizen Committee.