The Micajah Pettaway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate children each year by awarding the Good Citizen Scholarship Award, Good Citizenship Metals and a History Essay certificate at a special tea, hosted again this year at the home of Toni Suiter.
The Good Citizen Award is given to a high school senior who has entered an essay on a subject selected by the Daughters of the American Revolution. He or she must also demonstrate dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The Micajah Pettaway Chapter award one winner from each participating high school, with one overall winner. The winner continues to compete at the district and state levels.
This year, the winner of the Good Citizen Scholarship Award was Sam Lilley from Rocky Mount High School. Our other winners were Christina Strickland from Southern Nash High School, Nicholas Place from Rocky Mount Academy and Kayla Abrams from Southwest Edgecombe High School. Each was awarded a certificate and check.
The Good Citizenship Medal is given to the fifth-grader representing their school for displaying honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism. This year’s winners were Grahson Williams, Zoe Harrell, Chloe Hamlett, Anna Tamisiea, Chloe Johnson, Deisy Zavalza-Barrios, Sheniya Bethea, Brionna Whitehead, Ruben Roman, Karen Sorcia-Lopez and Zaire Lawrence-Penn. They each received a certificate and metal.
The American History Essay is a competition for middle school students. This year’s winner was Clay McNiff from Edwards Middle School. He wrote an essay using historical facts to explain how his life would have been affected if he was living during the time of the Revolutionary War. Each year, the essay subject is different, but usually asks the contestant to imagine he or she was living at some time during our history. He also received a certificate.
Anyone who knows a student who would be interested in competing in one of these contests, please contact the guidance counselor at their school or someone in the Micajah Pettaway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, www.ncdar.org/MicajahPettawayChapter.htm.