Patrick Leonard Levitt, a Whitfield School senior, was awarded the Mary Hempstead Lisa DAR Good Citizens Award on March 9. Levitt completed a packet that included a personal statement showing his accomplishments and qualifications of good citizenship and an essay on a specific topic, which was written within a timed two-hour period. The essay title was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It,” with a focus on the question, “What new challenges will America face as we move forward into the future?”
The Good Citizens Award Program contest rewards the qualities of good citizenship: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in students’ homes, schools and community. This program is only open to high school seniors of accredited schools. Levitt now is eligible to participate in the state level scholarship program.
The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism in communities nationwide.