CHS senior Shannon Benner takes home D.A.R. essay honors


Circleville High School – Senior Shannon Benner has been named the building winner of the Good Citizen essay contest on behalf of the Pickaway Plains Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution (D.A.R.).

According to, the “DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.

This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of
dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

  • This program is only open to high school seniors whose schools are accredited by their state board of education.
  • Only one student per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen.
  • United States citizenship is not required.
  • Additional rules and guidelines can be acquired by contacting your local DAR chapter.

Once a student is chosen as the DAR Good Citizen the student is invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program. This consists of a personal statement and an essay.”

Congratulations to Shannon on her accomplishment and for representing Circleville High School and D.A.R. as our Good Citizen ambassador.

Benner’s essay entitled “The New Age of Politics” addresses the D.A.R. prompt of “what new challenges America will face in the future.”

Benner DAR Essay