Vergennes student wins DAR Good Citizen Scholarship

VERGENNES — Mason Charlebois, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Charlebois of Vergennes and a senior at Vergennes Union High School, received the Vermont DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest Winner on May 13.
Charlebois received this prestigious award based on letters of reference, school activities, service to community, school transcript, his responses to contest questions and future plans. He was required to write an essay on “How do the combined actions of many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?” without prior knowledge of the subject within a two-hour time limit and without reference material.
Charlebois’ essay, “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It” contributed to his selection for the award. He received a certificate, pin, and a $500 cash award in recognition of his achievement and as a student who exemplifies the DAR good citizen qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
Senior students from any and all accredited Vermont High Schools are eligible to compete in the Good Citizen Scholarship Contest via local DAR Chapters. Non-DAR judges independently judge essays and credentials. Winners from each of the sponsoring chapters advance to the State level of judging. State first place winners advance to the Northeast Division level and the eight Division level winners to the National level where a $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a female and a male high school senior.

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