Little receives DAR award


Gabriel Little from Southmont High School received the Creedon Award from the Indiana National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Little was sponsored by the Dorothy Q Chapter as a Good Citizen finalist, which qualified him for the award.

From his essay and narrative, Little is keenly aware of the needs of others and the unintended rewards that follow ­— meeting people from all walks of life and learning to value these new and diverse relationships.

“Wherever Gabriel’s life and career take him, he will surely continue to put the lessons he has learned about thinking globally and acting locally to good use,” said Michele Borden, Dorothy Q Chapter Regent. “We are proud of Little being named the Dorothy Q Chapter Good Citizen and Indiana State Finalist Award Winner for 2023, and on behalf of Marilyn Creedon’s family, congratulations, and best wishes to Gabriel Little in all of his future endeavors.”

The intent of the Indiana DAR Good Citizen Award/Scholarship Contest is to encourage and reward high school seniors who possess the qualities of good citizenship and who demonstrates outstanding patriotism. One student from each participating high school is selected after  composing a 500-word essay.

During the state review process of each essay entry, the NSDAR Indiana Good Citizen Chair and judges learn of the passion and commitment each candidate has for their community, school, church and family.

“While all the candidates were outstanding, with great grades, strong recommendations, and big ambitions; every once in a while, there is a candidate who is doing something that is special or who is doing something for a unique reason, or who had an interesting world view,” Borden said.

With a desire to recognize those students, past Good Citizen State Chair Marilyn Creedon of Johnathon Jennings Chapter, established the Creedon award as an honor award, separate from the Good Citizen Award.


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