Caleb Pettit is the recipient of the 2017 Orleans County DAR Good Citizen Award.
Caleb competed with student representatives from Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina. His winning 550 word essay was entitled “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It: How Has America Advanced the Cause of Freedom in the Rest of the World.”
Caleb read his essay during the DAR's December meeting. DAR member Nancy Good presented him with a $200 scholarship in memory of her mother, Marjorie Knaap. Caleb’s winning essay will now advance to the District level.
The DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship Contest reward good citizenship qualities such as dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in home, school and community. Caleb was selected by his teachers (based on these qualities) to represent Albion High School.