Geneva eighth grade student Hayden Allen was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Essay Award. Hayden earned this honor through an essay contest open to all eighth grade students in Kendall County.

His essay titled “The Five Qualities of Good Citizenship” was selected as the winner of the contest that is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Participating students are required to write an essay on the five points of citizenship: honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism. Kendall County DAR representative Mrs. Lane Zapotek awarded him a certificate, lapel pin and medal at a recent Geneva Logic School Assembly. Hayden is the son of Gretchen and Brad Allen of San Antonio.