Pecatonica High School is pleased to announce the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award for the Class of 2019" goes to Senior Libby Miller for her leadership, dependability, service, and patriotism. Libby’s teachers and staff nominated her and she was voted on by her peers. Nominees have to write an essay and her topic was: What challenges will affect elections in the future? Libby summed it up by saying the challenges we may face is that it’s only about getting elected and not always about what’s right for our country. A scholarship is awarded to the winner of the essay contest.
We caught up with Senior Libby Miller and asked her a few questions:
Who influences your good citizenship? "My parents for how hard they work and my teachers for leadership." Libby believes that good leaders build other leaders.
What was your favorite service project and why? “Mr. PHS was my favorite service project. It was very rewarding being completely in charge of the project and I was very comfortable with the role of working with classmates, who under my direction, exceeded outcome expectations for the Thirst Benefit."
Your sister (Morgan Miller) received this award in 2018. How did you find your own leadership style in a life filled with strong leaders? "My sister is a great role model. She is very direct and organized. I take an indirect approach to leadership. I go with the flow until things start to go wrong and then if I need to step in and help redirect a project that’s what I do."
You are very talented and have been in many plays singing and dancing. How do you always seem so confident and poised? "I have a great passion for what I do. It comes easy to me because it’s not me, it’s a character." Libby loves bringing characters to life.
Why did you want the part of Alice? "I feel like I fit the part because Alice is so lively and so full of imagination." What's your favorite line? "There are so many silly lines that are so funny."
What does being a “patriot” mean to you or how do you demonstrate being a patriot? "I believe in our country so that even if something goes wrong there will be people in place to make it better, and I respect our troops and all the sacrifices they make in order to protect our country."
How do you see yourself being a good citizen in 5 years? "Because of Key Club I have found a love for volunteering and a love of community. I hope to be serving here and other places. Doing service projects in Key Club are a requirement, but it isn’t a requirement to be a good person. When you are in Key Club, the love of volunteering and service just rub off and carrie over."
Libby plans on going to college to be a physical therapist.
Congratulations Libby! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and appreciate your thoughtfulness and great energy...Good luck in your upcoming play “Alice in Wonderland”.