SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake high school student has earned the top prize in a national essay contest.

Bonnie Bennett, an East High School student, is the national winner for the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. Bonnie was the nominee of East High for the organization’s Good Citizen Award for her dedication to service and patriotism, according to the Salt Lake City School District.

Bonnie has given more than 400 hours of service to the community, according to the district. She will receive her award and scholarship at the National Daughters of the American Revolution Convention in Washington, D.C.