Duchess de Chaumont Chapter of DAR honors Good Citizens Award recipients

The Duchess de Chaumont Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has announced its Good Citizens Award winners for the 2015-16 school year. Four high schools from the Jackson County area chose to participate this year in the Award program. Students, who are seniors, were selected by their school faculties based on merit, leadership, dependability, service and patriotism. Entrants participating in the state contest wrote an essay and explained what the qualities of a good citizen means to them. They also wrote about how they serve their community. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the advisory list of national contest and activities. At left is Elaine Cox, Good Citizen Award chairwoman, with recipients Sydney Jones of East Central High School and the daughter of Jeffery and Lisa Jones of Moss Point; Ian Little of Gautier High School and the son of Michelle Little of Gautier; Jomarie Hawkins of Pascagoula High School and the daughter of Dionne Sherrod of Pascagoula; and Michaela Goff of Vancleave High School and the daughter of Darnell and Lanetta Goff of Vancleave. Jones received the honor of having her essay and papers sent to the state contest and received a cash award from the local chapter.