Pilot Rock Chapter will be honoring three local newspapers for their past coverage of Pilot Rock Chapter activities. Mike Leckband from the Chronicle Times, Elaine Rassel from Marcus News, and Cindy Hanner, former Aurelia Star owner, will be recognized for their media coverage. We will also be presenting a Community Service award.
In addition to the Media Awards and Community Service Awards, Pilot Rock DAR Chapter will be presenting Good Citizen Awards to area high school seniors The DAR Good Citizens program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The student selected as the school's DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities:
* Dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality);
* Service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others);
* Leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility);
* Patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation) to an outstanding degree.
Local American History Essay Contest winners will also be recognized at the awards program. This year's topic was
"Young America Takes a Stand: The War of 1812" Students were to pretend you were alive during the War of 1812 and had a friend who has become famous in history because of standing up for America during that exciting but dangerous time.
Describe the person and how he or she stood up for America. Explain why it is important to honor such heroes when we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812.
The history essay contest is open to students in grades 5-8.
The Pilot Rock DAR Chapter hopes that you will come and join us for this special program honoring local youth and adults. All Pilot Rock Chapter members are asked to bring three-dozen cookies to at the meeting. The extra cookies will be distributed to area Veterans in nursing homes.
If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Elaine Leavitt 376-4333 or Peggy Corrington 225-4035.