2018 Howard County DAR Good Citizens are Nathanael Knight, Western High School, Paige Schulte, Northwestern High School, Andrea Larson, Eastern High School, Ruth Durham, Taylor High School and Katelyn Dowden, Kokomo High School. Also pictured is Adair Younce, DAR member and Good Citizens chairperson. PHOTO PROVIDED
2018 Howard County DAR Good Citizens are Nathanael Knight, Western High School, Paige Schulte, Northwestern High School, Andrea Larson, Eastern High School, Ruth Durham, Taylor High School and Katelyn Dowden, Kokomo High School. Also pictured is Adair Younce, DAR member and Good Citizens chairperson. PHOTO PROVIDED

The General James Cox Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has a mission to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

These ideals were in evidence on Tuesday, Feb. 13 as the chapter honored five local high school seniors. Each year, the chapter invites the Howard County schools to name their Good Citizens. 

The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.

This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

This program is only open to high-school seniors whose schools are accredited by their state board of education and only one student per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen.

The Good Citizens honored Feb. 13 were Nathanael Knight, Western High School, Paige Schulte, Northwestern High School, Andrea Larson, Eastern High School, Ruth Durham, Taylor High School and Katelyn Dowden, Kokomo High School. Also pictured is Adair Younce, DAR member and Good Citizens chairperson. Nathanael Knight was named the Howard County Good Citizen.