One graduating senior from each of the 10 high schools in DeKalb County will be honored Feb. 20 during a reception to be held in Fort Payne.

The students are winners of the Good Citizen Contest sponsored by the Phillip Hamman Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. An overall winner for DeKalb County will be chosen from among these students and announced during the event.

At each of the 10 schools, winners were chosen by the senior class and faculty. In addition to writing an essay, each winner submitted information regarding their participation in school, church and community activities. The overall winner is chosen by three judges, none of whom are affiliated with DAR.

The chapter winner in DeKalb County will move to the next level of judging and compete in the district.

A district winner will advance to the state level and the state winner will advance to the national competition.

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