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Kelley and Nelson Receive Honors

By Betsy Barnett

February 5, 2021

The annual student awards start coming out this time of year as the seniors in high schools across the region are preparing to apply for colleges and scholarships as they plan for their future endeavors.

There are a few annual awards that are auspicious and carry significant weight that comes with them.  One of them is the DAR Good Citizen’s Award with consists of a program and scholarship contest.  It is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in an accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with the State Boards of Education. 

Eads High School announced this week that senior Mollie Kelley is the recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award.  The recipient is selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen by the high school staff and must possess qualities of dependability, including truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality; service including cooperation, courtesy, and consideration towards others; leadership, including personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility; and patriotism that includes unselfish interest in family, school community and nation. 

The Eads High School Staff chose senior Mollie Kelley as the recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award as they believe she exemplifies all of these qualities.

In addition, Eads High School announced last week that seniors Mollie Kelley and Hatch Nelson have been selected as 2021 Daniels Scholarship Program finalists!  These finalists have been invited to participate in a personal interview in order to advance to the finals.  This year, interviews will be conducted online by community leaders on February 8th and again on February 19th.  The final Daniels Scholarship recipients will be announced in March 2021.

The Independent salutes Mollie and Hatch on their hard work and dedication toward their future endeavors.

Cover: Hatch Nelson and Mollie Kelley (left to right).

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