Med High Student Recognized by Daughters of the American Revolution as a 'Good Citizen'

Med High Student Recognized by Daughters of the American Revolution as a 'Good Citizen'
Posted on 04/03/2018
Med High student Betsy Abraham is presented with Good Citizen Award by two representatives of Lt. Thomas Barlow Chapter of Daughters of the American RevolutionBetsy Abraham, a senior at South Texas Independent School District’s (STISD) South Texas High School for Health Professions (Med High) campus in Mercedes, was recently recognized by the Lt. Thomas Barlow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for demonstrating the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to an outstanding degree.

Teachers nominated Abraham, of Mission, for the DAR Good Citizen award for demonstrating the above-mentioned traits of good citizenship within her home, school and community.

The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Only one student per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen.

Once selected as Med High’s DAR Good Citizen, Abraham was invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program, which consisted of a personal statement, grade transcript, letters of recommendation, and the writing of an on-the-spot timed essay answering the question “How has America advanced the cause of freedom in the rest of the world?”

Abraham won the Lt. Thomas Barlow Chapter DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest, and was presented with a $300 scholarship at an awards ceremony held by the local chapter in February.

Abraham currently presides over one of Med High’s HOSA-Future Health Professionals chapters, and she serves as vice president of Student Council and secretary of the campus National Technical Honor Society chapter. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and involved with the newly-formed Bike Club.

As part of her plan to become a physician, Abraham is pursuing acceptance into the early medical school acceptance program at Texas A&M University.

She looks forward to taking her Med High experiences with her as she begins writing the next chapter of her life. In looking back, she credits the campus with affording her “an opportunity to thrive because the environment is so conducive to learning and growth.”