North Beach’s Harnagy wins DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Award

From left, DAR Good Citizen Award recipients Maggie Sorensen of Wishkah Valley, Kortney Bailey of Elma, Kathryn Anderson of Ocosta and Olivia Harnagy of North Beach. Not pictured are award recipients Christopher Smith of Hoquiam, Gladis Venegas of Quinault and Wilfrido Sanchez of Oakville. (Courtesy Diane Carter)

Olivia Harnagy of North Beach High School is the winner of the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Award.

The award is funded by the Robert Gray Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Each year, the chapter invites high schools throughout the county to nominate seniors for DAR Good Citizens awards. Nominations are based on citizenship qualities including dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in the home, school and community.

Once nominated, students have the option of competing for the award by writing an essay. This year’s subject was “Our American heritage and our responsibility for preserving it: How do the combined actions of many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?”

Other seniors nominated for the 2016-17 DAR Good Citizens Award were Kortney Bailey, Elma High School; Christopher Smith, Hoquiam High School; Gladis Venegas, Quinault High School; Wilfrido Sanchez, Oakville High School; Kathryn Anderson, Ocosta High School; and Maggie Sorensen, Wishkah Valley High School.

On April 8, the Robert Gray Chapter hosted a Celebration Tea to honor and present certificates and pins to all of the nominees. As winner of the essay contest, Harnagy received a check for $300.

The Robert Gray Chapter holds fundraising events throughout the year to help pay for the Good Citizens certificates, pins and scholarship.