Five high school seniors from the Columbus area were named as recipients of the Good Citizens award by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution earlier this month.

Columbus Christian School student Erica Gregg; Hauser High School student Grace Hasler; Columbus East High School student Mallory Kathleen Mays; Columbus North High School student Jannis Luke Anderson; and Columbus Signature Academy student Brendan Boewe were named as 2017-18 Good Citizens by the Joseph Hart chapter of the DAR.

The students were recognized during by the organization during a meeting conducted at the Four Seasons retirement community Nov. 16.

The students were required to fill out an application detailing their school and extracurricular activities, as well as their service to the community, said Fayette Beecher, chairwoman for the Good Citizens award program.

The awards program is open to all high school seniors that are enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools.

Individuals selected as a school’s Good Citizen must exhibit the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism to an outstanding degree.

Hasler also was selected by the organization to participate in the DAR state scholarship contest.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or