DeForest Area High School student Kayci Younger was awarded this year’s school-level Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. The program is open to all 12th grade students and is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Winners are selected based on an essay, their grades, and letters of recommendation, the criteria being dependability, leadership, service and patriotism. Only one student per school per year may be honored.
In addition to excelling academically, Kayci is a member of the National Honor Society, and is involved in extra-curricular activities, including Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball, DECA, FBLA, and Spanish Club. Outside of school Kayci is actively involved in NSHSS (National Society of High School Scholars) and volunteers at the A+ After School program at Midwest Professional Karate.
Kayci’s essay for the DAR application was titled, “The American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.”
Nancy Lesh, Honorary State Regent for the Wisconsin Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Kayci with a check for $100, a DAR pin and certificate.
Kayci is the daughter of Kelly Younger.