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High School West Senior Jensen Herbst Headed to D.C. to Meet Congress Members

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High School West senior Jensen Herbst has claimed a pair of prestigious honors.

Herbst is a winner of the National Essay Contest sponsored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, an organization founded in 1891 that leads the field of historic preservation and restoration of historic sites.

She also was recognized with a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award. The DAR award and scholarship contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.

The latter award recognizes individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. Students are selected by their teachers and peers.

For the NSCDA recognition, Herbst researched and wrote an essay outlining five freedoms provided by the First Amendment — and why those should or should not be altered in today’s high-tech global society.

As an NSCDA contest winner, Herbst has been invited to attend a congressional seminar workshop in Washington D.C. this summer. She will have the opportunity to meet members of Congress and engage in a week-long civic-focused adventure in the nation’s capital.

Date Added: 3/3/2022