MENA, AR – Thursday, February 21, 2019, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) James K. Polk Chapter selected Caddo Hills High School senior Wraylin Rose Phillips as first-place winner in a Good Citizen Program and Scholarship contest. Phillip’s essay was entitled “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It: What new challenges will America face as we move forward into the future?” Phillips received a monetary prize, certificate, pin, and wallet card. The runner-up was senior Halie Nicole Standerfer of Mena High School, who received a monetary prize, certificate, pin, and wallet card. Also receiving a certificate, pin, and wallet card was senior Lauren Driver of Cossatot River High School.
The tradition of giving the Good Citizen Program began many years ago. Today seniors at most Arkansas high schools submit essays in the annual competition, with local first-place winters ultimately competing for state and national scholarships. School counselor Julie Young coordinated with Caddo Hills High faculty in Phillip’s selection in recognition of her qualities of good character, including dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.
Cutline: Cortez Copher, Regent, James K. Polk Chapter NSDAR,
Wraylin Rose Phillips, First Place Winner, Julie Young, Caddo Hills Counselor
Submitted by Cortez Copher, Regent
Era Looney, representative James K. Polk Chapter, DAR