AN 'ENTREPRENEUR' FOR THE GOOD
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January 18, 2024
Beck Silver, who will graduate in May, earns special citizenship award from the Daughters of the American Revolution's local chapter.
Beck Silver, a senior at Notre Dame Prep, was honored with the prestigious "Good Citizen" award on Jan. 9 from the local chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Sponsored by the Piety Hill chapter of DAR located in Birmingham, the Good Citizen Award and Scholarship Program grants such honors on an annual basis to area high schoolers.
Last year, then-NDP senior Teegan McLeod accepted the award, which comes with a press-release, a pin and an American flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
A member of Notre Dame Prep's student council and captain of the Irish tennis team, Silver picked up his award, which recognizes and rewards individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism in their schools, homes and communities, at a ceremony held last Tuesday at the Bloomfield Township Public Library.
"I was excited and honored to learn I had been selected as Notre Dame Prep's nominated student," said Silver, who had to submit an application outlining his academics, extracurricular involvements as well as complete a timed essay to qualify for the honor.
According to Vlado Salic, an NDP counselor who was on hand at the Bloomfield Township library DAR ceremony, Silver is very involved in many school clubs and extracurriculars.
"He's actually a magician, a website developer, investor, and a member of several clubs, including robotics, entrepreneurship, and others," said Salic. "He's just a pure delight to work with and to be around. What a great young man. Any university will be lucky to have him in the fall."
Silver added that at NDP, he's especially passionate about the Business For Good club, which he founded and that has since expanded to other schools nationwide.
"In fact, as far as college, I am looking to study business with a focus on social entrepreneurship," he said. He's still waiting on results from a majority of schools he has applied to but he's pretty sure he'll be studying something related to how individuals, groups, start-up companies or entrepreneurs develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural or environmental issues.
More on the DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest:
The DAR Good Citizen Award recognizes and rewards high school seniors who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities."
• This program is only open to high school seniors whose public or private schools are accredited by their state board of education.
• Only one student per year may be honored as a school’s “DAR Good Citizen.”
• United States citizenship is not required.
• Additional rules and guidelines can be acquired by contacting your local DAR chapter.
• Once a student is chosen as the DAR Good Citizen, he or she is invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program. This consists of a personal statement and an essay. Student participation in the scholarship portion of the program is optional.
More on the the Daughters of the American Revolution and its Piety Hill chapter:
The DAR was founded in 1890 and incorporated in 1896 by an Act of Congress. The Piety Hill Chapter was founded in 1935. The DAR is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing American’s future through better education. There are 175,000 members in 3,000 chapters in the United States and overseas.
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About Notre Dame Preparatory School
Notre Dame Preparatory School is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School's upper school enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame Prep's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three schools are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the National Association of Independent Schools. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School, visit the school’s home page at www.ndpma.org.