Citizenship Award open to high schoolers

The Jersey Blue Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is holding its fourth annual Middlesex County Good Citizenship Award contest.

All Middlesex County high school sophomores and juniors who are in good academic standing with a C average and above and who exemplify the characteristics of a good citizen of the United States can apply.

Contestants are required to submit an application, including a student fact sheet that outlines the student’s accomplishments in leadership positions, organizations, awards and community service; a written essay; one recommendation from his or her school’s faculty member and one from a close adult associate other than family such as a coach, an employer, a member of the clergy, a scout or 4-H leader.

The topic for the essay is: “What is the importance of patriotism in today’s world?” The essay should include specific examples of the student’s patriotism as it relates to his or her community service. It should be two to three pages in length.

One winner will be selected to receive a check for $250, a medal and certificate on March 6 at the Jersey Blue Chapter Annual Meeting and Awards ceremony.

To request the complete guidelines, forms, and where to submit award entries, contact Mary Kwietniak, at 732-846-0633.