During the January Chapter meeting of the National Society Daughters of The American Revolution, Helen Hayes, a senior at Kern Valley High School, was awarded the DAR Good Citizens Award. Helen submitted an essay on Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It; “What new challenges will America face as we move forward into the future?”
Helen’s entry was also submitted to the DAR District Good Citizen judging and received 2nd place.
Those attending were DAR Chapter members, along with Erin Woodward, teacher at Kern Valley High School and Helen’s parents: Shelly and Larry Hayes. Helen read her essay at the meeting and shared with those attending her plans at the college level. A salad/sub-sandwich luncheon was provided.
Helen received a certificate, DAR Good Citizen pin and a $50 reward. Her name will also be placed on the DAR Good Citizens winner plaque hanging in the high school administration office.
Those in the photo from left to right are: Linda Brady, DAR Lake Isabella Chapter Regent; Erin Woodward, Kern Valley High School teacher; Helen Hayes, winner; Shelly Hayes and Larry Hayes.