Kingsford High School senior, Kate Cook, has been selected by her classmates as this year's National Society Daughters of the American Revolution "Good Citizen Representative" for the Onagomingkway Chapter. Kate is the daughter of Dale and Kimberly Cook of Kingsford.
The DAR Good Citizenship Award is presented to one student based on the qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality), service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others), leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility), and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation) to an outstanding degree.
Kate demonstrates a remarkable academic record by consistently being listed on the Honor Roll and having received an Academic Letter. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. Kate is a member of the high school band and jazz band where she has served as a squad leader for 3 years and section leader for 1 year. She is also active in volleyball, basketball, and golf where she has earned a Varsity Letter in all three sports.
"We are pleased to recognize and honor Kate Cook as the Kingsford High School Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award winner," stated Mr. David Holmes, Principal of Kingsford High School. "The Daughters of the American Revolution recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. Kate exemplifies these qualities at Kingsford High School and in the community. She is well respected by her classmates, highly regarded by her teachers, and is a leader in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities."
After graduation from Kingsford High School, Kate plans to attend college in the fall of 2020 to pursue a degree in the field of law.
DAR Good Citizens who enter the scholarship contest are eligible for awards beyond the chapter level. Each state winner receives an award in the amount of at least $250, a special state DAR Good Citizens pin, and a certificate. Each of the sixteen national division (multi-state groups) winners will receive a cash award in the amount of $500. Two national winners will be invited to Washington, DC to attend Continental Congress and will be awarded $5000 scholarships, inscribed silver bowls, and certificates.