2013-03-14 / Local & State

DAR Award Winners Named


Picture left: Ashley Frederick, James Buchanan; David Welsh, McConnellsburg High School; Jessica Jenkins, Forbes Road High School; Shae Foreman, James Buchanan High School; and Sean Bright, Southern Fulton High School. Picture left: Ashley Frederick, James Buchanan; David Welsh, McConnellsburg High School; Jessica Jenkins, Forbes Road High School; Shae Foreman, James Buchanan High School; and Sean Bright, Southern Fulton High School. Franklin County Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution presented awards to local students at its annual awards luncheon at the Copper Kettle restaurant.

Mikell McGee was the winner of the American History Essay contest. Mikell is a student in the Fannett-Metal School District.

Good Citizen awards were presented to seniors from five area high schools in Franklin and Fulton counties. The program is open to all public and private schools that are in good standing with the state Board of Education. The faculty of each school nominates a student who exemplifies the qualities of good citizenship. Each student writes a personal profile of their interests, activities in school, in the community, and volunteer activities. They also write an essay on a preselected topic.

Winners were presented with a certificate, a pin and a monetary gift from the DAR.

Shea Foreman from James Buchanan High School was chosen by her school as its Good Citizen and is the student who won the Franklin County essay contest. Her essay and profile will be forwarded to the PA state Good Citizen contest, and if she wins at the state level, her profile will be forwarded on to the DAR national contest.

The following students were chosen as the Good Citizen from their schools:

Shae Foreman: James Buchanan High School.

Sean Bright: Southern Fulton High School.

Ashley Frederick: Mercersburg Academy.

Jessica Jenkins: Forbes Road High School.

David Welsh: McConnellsburg High School.

The guest speaker was Becky Bennett, editor of the Public Opinion newspaper. She spoke on the qualities that it takes to be a good citizen.

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