Isabelle Rutland '24 Named Winner of DAR Good Citizen Contest
Senior Isabelle Rutland has been named the chapter and district winner of the Good Citizen Program for the Ecor Rouge Chapter and Southern Alabama District of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Isabelle will now compete at the state level.
The DAR Good Citizen Program is a unique event as students are given a topic on the spot and are required to write a timed essay with no additional resources. All six high schools in our area (Bayshore Christian School, Bayside Academy, Daphne High School, Fairhope High School, St. Michael Catholic School, and Spanish Fort High School) choose one senior who best represents the quality of a good citizen to participate in the Good Citizen Program.
Bayside seniors Michael Klimjack, Jack Roussos, and Isabelle Rutland were selected by Bayside’s faculty members as finalists for the school nomination. Then, the senior class voted for Isabelle as the school’s representative. She wrote a timed essay and submitted other requirements for the contest.
Isabelle attended the Ecor Rouge DAR chapter’s luncheon on Thursday, January 11, where she was announced as the chapter and district winner. After being announced as the winner, she read her essay to the audience. Isabelle’s father, Arthur Rutland, and selected school representative, Katie Ray, were also guests in attendance at the program.