Congratulations to senior Casey Barnes for being selected as the 2017 Woods Charter School DAR Good Citizen Award winner.
This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.
The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Casey's teachers and peers recognize his contributions, character, and leadership.
After graduation, Casey will join the US Navy as a SEAL candidate. "I feel a duty to serve my country" he notes, adding that the US offers freedoms and opportunities that other countries don't have.