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News from Daughters of the American Revolution

ST. IGNATIUS — Kuilix Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored seven area high school seniors who were selected by their schools as DAR Good Citizens. The students received their awards at a ceremony held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church in St. Ignatius.

One DAR Good Citizen is selected by each school that wishes to participate and the student must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The winner from each school can then choose to enter the scholarship contest. This year’s essay topic title was, “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It,” with the focus question being, “How will the essential actions of a good citizen meet the challenges that America faces in this decade?”

First place and a $500 scholarship in the essay contest was awarded to Sidney Bauer of Charlo High School; second place and a $250 check was awarded to Cella Van Huss of Thompson Falls High School; and third place and a $150 check was awarded to Piper Hoxie of Polson High School. Honorable Mentions were given to Megan Upton of Arlee High School, Skye Irgens of Noxon High School, Destiny Cheuvront of Plains High School and Jaslyn Frost of Ronan High School. As the winner of the local contest, Sidney’s essay was entered into the Montana State Society DAR state-wide contest where she was selected as the third place winner.

DAR is a non-profit, non-partisan professional organization of chapters in all 50 states, its territories, and 13 other countries, and is dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism for all women who love America and the principles of liberty and equal opportunity for all. DAR is especially known for education support and student scholarships, American history essay contests, and awards; welcoming new citizens at new citizenship ceremonies multiple times a year throughout Montana and across the country; services to veterans and active military worldwide; and preserving cemeteries, historical records, genealogy, buildings, and monuments. For more information about the DAR, please send an email to or visit:

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