Kingsford High School senior, Ashley DeMay, has been selected by her classmates as this year’s National Society Daughters of the American Revolution “Good Citizen Representative” for the Onagomingkway Chapter. Ashley is the daughter of Robert and Erin DeMay of Breitung Township.
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.
Ashley is ranked No. 1 in her senior class with a GPA above 4.0 and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has been a member of the Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has participated in Varsity Softball, Varsity Tennis, and Ballet through the Northern Michigan Dance Academy. Ashley has been actively involved in parish activities at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church through Faith Formation, youth group and altar serving.
"We are pleased to recognize and honor Ashley DeMay 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 acknowledges and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. Ashley exemplifies these qualities at Kingsford High School and in the Community. She is highly regarded by her classmates and teachers, so it comes as no surprise that she has been selected as this year’s DAR Good Citizen Award recipient."
After graduation from Kingsford High School, Ashley plans to attend college in the fall of 2021 to pursue a degree that integrates mathematics and science.
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.