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Gurinder Singh ’22 Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

Rudy Brandl

Gurinder Singh ‘22 was among three local high school seniors to receive Good Citizen Awards from The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR).

Each school selected one Good Citizen from their senior class based on Dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality), Service (cooperation, courtesy, consideration of others), Leadership (personality, self-control, responsibility), and Patriotism (unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation).

DAR members Barbara Benko, Lisa Kane and Victoria Freeman, a W+H alumna from the Class of 1992, presented Gurinder with a DAR Good Citizen Certificate, pin and wallet card in the W+H front courtyard on May 10. Each winner also received a $100 cash prize donated by the Westfield DAR Chapter.

“Receiving the DAR Good Citizen Award means so much to me,” Gurinder said. “I am so honored and blessed to receive this award. The core values of Sikhism have guided my life: the philosophies of self service and taking care of the people around me comprise my moral compass. I feel proud to represent The Wardlaw+Hartridge School and will strive to uphold these sacred values.”

Gurinder performed extremely well in all the criteria for this recognition, which included a DAR Scholarship Essay and a superb record of service. He maintains an extremely active schedule with various school and community projects holding leadership and advisory roles. At W+H, he serves as Upper School Student Council Secretary, Sports Editor of the Beacon, a peer leader, Global Scholar and member of the Student Ambassador Leadership Council. He’s also active with the Sher-e-Punjab Association and Carteret Youth Recreational Soccer Club.

“We are so proud to have Gurinder Singh as our DAR Good Citizen this year,” said Sarah Honan, Co-Director of College Counseling at Wardlaw+Hartridge. “His kindness, dedication and leadership have left an indelible mark on our school community and we know he will do the same at Williams College next year. We wish him all the best as he embarks on this next chapter.”