Jo-Evin Hash was honored as the DAR Good Citizen for 2006 by the Crab-Orchard Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at its March meeting held at the First National Bank of Tennessee.

The DAR Good Citizen program is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship: dependability (truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality), service (cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others), leadership (self control and the ability to assume responsibility) and patriotism (unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation). Only one student, who is chosen by the school, is honored each year.

The DAR Good Citizens Contest consists of two parts. Part 1 is the student's description of how he/she has tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen. This part may be completed at home and is submitted together with a copy of an official grade transcript and two letters of recommendation, one from a close adult associate, other than family, and the other by a teacher, coach or guidance counselor.

Part 2 requires the writing of an essay administered under the supervision of a faculty member. The essay must be completed at one sitting and without reference materials or assistance. The title of this year's essay, which Hash read at the DAR meeting, was "Our American Democracy and Our Responsibility to It."

Hash, a senior at Cumberland County High School, is the daughter of Doug and Mary Ann Hash.

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