Andre Domengeaux named Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens State Scholarship winner

Ascension Episcopal School student, André Francis Domengeaux of Youngsville, has been named state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Louisiana State Good Citizens Essay Contest.

Posted: Mar 20, 2021 1:28 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2021 4:54 PM

LAFAYETTE, LA – March 20, 2021-- Ascension Episcopal School student, André Francis Domengeaux of Youngsville, has been named state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Louisiana State Good Citizens Essay Contest.

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest encourage and reward good citizenship qualities. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools in good standing with the state board of education.

United States citizenship is not required. The faculty of his school chose André as one who has demonstrated the qualities of a good citizen:

  • Dependability: truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality, and being worthy of trust
  • Service: cooperation, courtesy, and contributing to the welfare of othersLeadership: personality, self-control, ability to assume responsibility, ability to inspireothers, and a decision-maker
  • Patriotism: devotion to and support of one’s country, supporting service members andveterans, working for causes that make one’s community stronger, and appreciating thecultural and historical importance of America’s unique population

Only one student per year is honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen. Each school’s DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizen pin, certificate, wallet recognition card, and monetary prize.

The DAR Good Citizen scholarship contest consists of two parts. Part I entails the student describing how he/she has tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen. Students must submitthis part with a grade transcript and two letters of recommendation.
Part II is a timed essay administered under the supervision of a faculty member. Independent, non-DAR judges evaluate each contest entry. André’s entry won not only on the chapter level, where he received $100.00 but was named the Southwest Louisiana District and Louisiana State level winner, comprising 43 chapters.

As the Louisiana State winner, Andre will receive $250.00, a state DAR Good Citizens pin, and a acertificate. André’s essay has now been entered to compete in the national division (multi-state groups) and, if successful, will receive a $500 cash award. His essay, if chosen, will then move onto the national level, where two national winners will be chosen. These winners will be invited to Washington, DC, to attend the annual DAR Continental Congress and be awarded a $5,000 scholarship, an inscribed silver bowl, and a certificate.

With stellar recommendations from his teachers and counselors, Andre has been an outstanding student and mentor to his peers. Throughout his high school career, André has sustained acumulative GPA of 4.0. He is a member of the varsity football team, varsity track team, and National Honor Society. André is the son of Caroll and Jennifer Domengeaux and has been accepted and will be attending LSU in the Honors College this fall.

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