DAR recognizes Good Citizen winners

Laura Gobert
Gryffin Flowers
Adrienne Betz
Jordan Eckert

The Dubois County Daughters of the American Revolution honored the Good Citizen winners for the county. The first-place winner was Laura Gobert from Jasper High School. The second-place winner was Gryffin Flowers of Forest Park. Adrienne Betz was the winner from Northeast Dubois High School and Jordan Eckert was the winner from Southridge High School.

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.

Each school’s Good Citizen 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 receive a certificate and wallet recognition card. The first- and second-place winner of the county also received monetary awards. 

Gobert’s information has been entered in the state competition with the results to be announced later.

Gobert was a member of the Student Council for three years, also serving as secretary. She was a member of the Octagon Club and Peer Mentors. She played volleyball and was a bat girl four years. She served on the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee and was a member of the National Honor Society for two years. Her parents are Terry and Caroline Gobert.

Flowers was the National Honor Society president and Student Council and class vice president. He was a member of the National Beta Club, Natural Helpers, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Renaissance and

Key clubs, and science and math academic bowls. He had a leadership roll in Community Impact. He participated in soccer and track and field teams and was manager of the baseball team. Recognitions he earned were the FPHS academic honors award, four art grand champion awards and Heimatfest Teen Ambassador runner-up. His parents are Luke and Stephanie Flowers.

Betz was a member of the Student Council, Spirit Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Natural Helpers and softball team four years; Spanish Club and youth advisor committee three years; Beta Club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Friends of Rachel Club and class president two years. She participated in the Indiana State School Music Association four years, winning gold medals at district and state. Her parents are Michael and Christine Betz.

Eckert was a member of the golf team one year. He was secretary/treasurer for the Key Club one year and vice president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was named a freshman mentor in high school and peer tutor in middle school. He also was a member of the National Honor Society, Natural Helpers and FFA. His parents are Jeff and Michelle Eckert.


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