BROKEN BOW—The General George A. Custer chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has awarded a $100 Scholarship to a Custer County student on Tuesday afternoon. At the chapters meeting at the Broken Bow Campus of Mid-Plains Community College, pins were presented to, Cooper Taylor, Kalen Dockweiler, and Elizabeth Folkers for essays they wrote with the topic Our American History and Our Responsibility for Preserving It. The goal of these essays is to educate students and others on the preservation of significant land marks and historical land marks.
According to Regent Jackie Young, these essays are written every year and the winner is awarded a $100 scholarship. After the essay wins at the local level, it advances to the state level, then to the mid-states region, and finally to the national level.
After a winner is selected at each level, the student is awarded an additional scholarship which increases in amount. This year’s local winner was Kalen Dockweiler. Kalen, will now advance his essay to the state level where the scholarship prize increases to approximately $500.