DAR announces scholarship winners

Michael Kappner
Laurel Hubster
Brenda Dubon

The Dubois County Daughters of the American Revolution honored the winners of the Good Citizen Scholarship competition at a reception on Feb. 19 at the Redemption Christian Church in Jasper.

All students in the senior class in Dubois County were eligible for the award. Winners were students who have demonstrated in an outstanding way the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their home, school and community. They also were required to write an essay.The first-place winner was Michael Kappner from Southridge High School. The second-place winner was Laurel Hubster from Jasper High School and Brenda Dubon was the winner from Northeast Dubois High School. Forest Park High School did not submit an entry this year.

Each school’s Good Citizens winner receives a gold and blue pin. Around the rim of this pin are 13 stars representing the 13 original colonies. A band of blue enamel identifies it with the DAR Society. Dependability, service, leadership and patriotism are titles of four books in the center suggesting school days. Circling these is the laurel wreath of honor, and behind it is the torch of understanding. In addition, the students received a certificate and wallet recognition card. The first- and second-place winner of the county also received monetary awards.

Kappner’s information has been entered in the state competition, and the state winners will be announced at an awards luncheon at the state conference in May.

The national winner will be invited to attend the conference (Continental Congress) in July where the national awards will be presented.

Kappner is a member of the National Honor Society (president), Student Council, German Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Freshman Mentors. He received awards for Rising Star, Optimist Student of the Month and academic. Kappner was selected for the Richard Lugar Leadership Academy. He was a four-year member of both the golf and tennis teams. He is the son of Joe and Stacy Kappner of Huntingburg.

Hubster was on the Student Council, Natural Helpers, Peer Mentors, Spanish Club, National Honor Society and Friends of Rachel Club. She was class president and president/vice president of the Riley dance marathon. Hubster also was a member of the high school softball and dance teams. She is the daughter of David and Stacy Hubster of Jasper.

Dubon is a member of the Student Council, Natural Helpers, FFA, Spanish and Beta clubs and the green team. She received academic awards in Spanish, World History, U.S. History, chemistry, visual communications and speech. She is the daughter of Nelson Dubon and Maria Velasquez of Celestine.

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