Chantilly Larose, a senior at Lyndon Institute, has been named the Northeast Kingdom winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Scholarship and Essay competition.
As well as winning top honors in her region, Larose's work advanced to the state level and garnered second place, in what was reportedly a very close competition. The essay that Larose produced for the contest was on the theme "Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It." Students do not know the theme of the essay until the time of writing. The essay must be written within a two hour time limit, without the use of any reference materials.
After she graduates from high school, Larose aspires to be a music educator and will choose between the following colleges for her undergraduate work: Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam, Ithaca College, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Central Connecticut State University.
A gifted clarinetist, Larose has been selected since sophomore year as a participant in both the Vermont and New England music festivals. She also plays piano, saxophone and oboe. For four years, Larose has performed at the senior level of the Green Mountain Youth Symphony. Last summer that group performed at the Eurochestries festival in Quebec City, and this summer Larose will travel with the group to perform in Germany and Poland.
Larose is a top student at Lyndon Institute, performing well in the school's honors curriculum and through challenging AP coursework (United States history, English composition, music theory, European history, and English literature). She performs with the school concert band, jazz band, and select dance company.
She is a member of National Honor Society and has been involved with the Lyndon Institute SADD club (Students Against Destructive Decisions). She is the daughter of Robert and Kimberly Larose of Danville.