Seven McAllen eighth grade students were awarded the Good Citizenship Medal by the Rio Grande Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Receiving the awards were Adziko N. Tsatenawa, Brown Middle School; David X. Ontiveros, Dr. Cathey Middle School; Oscar Salinas, De Leon Middle School; Joshua Amaya, Lincoln Middle School; Julia Goolsby, Morris Middle School; Brenda Claire Hargis, Travis Middle School; and Jennifer D. Pineda, Michael Fossum Middle School.

This award is presented to students who fulfill the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. DAR believes that it is most important to foster among school children a greater appreciation of the qualities of citizenship needed by our country if it is to retain sovereignty and independence.