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2016 Good Citizens

Pablo Gonzalez, a student in the TCHS Criminal Justice & Police Sciences program, and Cassandra Tiburcio, a student in the TCHS Teacher Leadership Academy program, were both honored at the 2016 Good Citizen's Award Ceremony on December 14, 2016.

According to Lea Scott, TCHS school counselor, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Award recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have shown dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their lives and at their schools. It is a national contest, and NSDAR chapters throughout the country participate.

Scholarships are awarded on the state and national level.

This year five schools participated in the local chapter program: Delaware County Christian School, Overbrook School for the Blind, the Technical College High School-Pickering Campus, Upper Merion Area High School, and Great Valley High School.

Selected students provided information about high school activities, volunteer participation, and a description of how they have exhibited the DAR qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. A grade transcript from the school and two letters of recommendation are also required.

In addition, the students wrote an essay of approximately 500 words, in 2 hours or less, with no reference materials. This year’s essay topic was How do the combined actions of many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?  Essays were evaluated for historically accuracy, originality of thought, clear expression of ideas, and proper grammar and spelling. Student grades, letters of recommendation, activities, and other qualities were evaluated for the award.
Congratulations Pablo and Cassaandra!