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DAR Good Citizen Award presented to Heidi Lieffort of Colfax High School

Heidi Lieffort, daughter of Dave and Carol Lieffort, of Colfax was presented the Good Citizen Award from the Eau Claire Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at a presentation held at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire on Monday, April 7, 2014. This award is given to a high school senior who is an outstanding student academically and in extracurricular activities and is also active in the community.

Heidi has participated in several organizations including National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, student council, FFA, choir and Students Against Destructive Decisions. She has also received multiple awards including soil judging, debate contests, speaking contests, and placed 3rd in state in Desktop Publishing for FBLA. She was also the Dunn County Optimist Youth of the Month in September 2013. Heidi has been an active participant in track and field, school musicals, pep band, band and choir. She plans to attend UW- Stout, majoring in environmental biology.

Each student was required to write an extemporaneous patriotic essay about American heritage and to submit a list of qualifications which stressed the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.

Many high schools in the greater Chippewa Valley selected a Good Citizen. These nominees are all excellent students that participate in extracurricular activities and are active in community projects. This year’s overall winner, [to be announced], will receive an award from the Eau Claire chapter of DAR. All other students will receive other recognitions. DAR members are proud to recognize these astounding students.

About the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

The DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to keeping America strong by promoting patriotism, preserving U.S. history, and supporting education programs. Today’s DAR members fund local scholarships, pioneer historic restorations, and lead volunteer projects in their communities.