Abby Kistner is awarded the DAR Good Citizen Award

Senior Abby Kistner received the DAR award


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Senior Abby Kistner is awarded the DAR Good Citizen Award.

Lauren Rose, Staff Writer

On Saturday February 10 Senior Abby Kistner was awarded the 2018 Good Citizen Award by the John Abston Chapter, McKinney, of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The DAR Good Citizens Program and Scholarship contest encourages and rewards the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education. United State citizenship is not required.  The student selected must exemplify these qualities to an outstanding degree: dependability, truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality; service, including cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others; leadership, including personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility; and patriotism, including unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation. This year, four of the schools in the area have selected a DAR Good Citizen who exemplify these qualities.  The award recipients received a pin and certificate by Regent Missy McPherson and Award Chair Anneliese Griego, and were applauded for their efforts and accomplishments. Each year, students are encouraged to participate in this scholarship program. Additional information about the Good Citizens Program can be obtained from area high schools or the John Abston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. MCA nominates one student per year and Kistner is the first from MCA to receive this award. Kistner said, “I feel extremely honored being chosen to receive this award. I hope that this award will be appreciated by the colleges I’m applying to.” Kistner is trying to get into the Air Force Academy, and she plans to study English.