DAR Announces 2021-2022 Good Citizen Award Winner

  • Abigail Bergan, senior at Barrington High School and winner of the NSDAR's Signal Hill Chapter 2021-2022 Good Citizen Award and $1,000 scholarship.

    Abigail Bergan, senior at Barrington High School and winner of the NSDAR's Signal Hill Chapter 2021-2022 Good Citizen Award and $1,000 scholarship. Courtesy of Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR

 
 
Updated 3/3/2022 8:54 AM

The Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, has awarded Abigail Bergan, a senior from Barrington High School, its 2021-2022 Good Citizen Award.

Abigail competed in the Chapter's essay contest and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her winning essay on, "Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It -How do qualities of a good citizen {i.e., dependability, service, leadership and patriotism) help support our nation?"

 

Abigail has maintained a 4.59 GPA at Barrington High School while taking 14 Advance Placement classes and is in the top 5 percent of her graduating class. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society. She also is a Congressional Award Silver Medal Recipient, the highest honor Congress awards to students who achieve in public service, fitness, personal development, and exploration. She is captain of the regional club rowing team. She was also the only student appointed to the District 220 Equity Team.

The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded in Barrington, IL in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization headquartered in Washington, DC.

Due to fund-raising efforts throughout the year, the Chapter is able to contribute financially to several 501 (c) (3) organizations whose missions support that of NSDAR: historic preservation, education, patriotism, conservation, and Native Americans.

NSDAR provides more than $1.5 million in scholarships annually. It is the largest group of participants in support of Wreaths Across America. Through its various programs and initiatives, NSDAR strives to increase the awareness of women and men who achieved American independence, including those of diverse backgrounds.

Since its founding in 1890 over one million women have joined NSDAR both nationally and around the world. Membership in NSDAR is open to any woman aged 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information, visit: https://signalhilldar.com.

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