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DAR Good Citizen award presented to Benjamin Kragness of Colfax

Benjamin Kragness, son of Todd and Cassie Kragness of Colfax, was named a Good Citizen by 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 6, 2015. This award is given to a high school senior who is outstanding student academically, in extracurricular activities and active in the community.

Benjamin has been greatly involved in all areas of his high school career. Since freshman year, he has been involved in football, basketball, and track, all while being on the honor roll. Benjamin has also been involved in student council, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the National Honor Society (NHS), forensics, and junior chamber. After high school, Benjamin plans on obtaining a degree in business finance, with the hopes of becoming a financial advisor.

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. DAR members are proud to recognize these outstanding 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.