Community Press Release – DAR Recognized Local Students

DAR Recognized Local Students with Good Citizen Awards and Essay Contest

Submitted by Kathy Alton, Regent Rebecca Dewey Chapter, NSDAR

Members of the Rebecca Dewey Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized six high school senior students who qualified for the DAR Good Citizen award program and a middle school student who qualified for the DAR American History Essay Contest.  These students were nominated by their respective school counselors and teachers.

The students selected for the Good Citizen awards included:  Robert Hartz, Brandywine; Elise Schmaltz, Bridgman; Isabell Bryans, Buchanan; Camille Czech, New Buffalo; Anna Johnson, Niles; and Elizabeth Lumley, River Valley.  Bryans was the overall winner for her essay and advanced to the State DAR competition.  Each of the students were awarded cash, a certificate, pin and cords to wear at graduation.  

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Jiwoo Noh of Berrien Springs was the Rebecca Dewey Chapter American History Essay Contest winner earning him a $100 award from the Chapter.   His outstanding essay on George Washington was submitted to the State DAR competition.

Photo provided by DAR

State Rep. Brad Paquette attended with a Declaration of Tribute signed by himself, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist.  Each of the six students will receive their personal tribute in the mail.  Rebecca Dewey Chapter members wish all students much success in their future endeavors.

About the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Rebecca Dewey Chapter: The Rebecca Dewey Chapter, NSDAR, Three Oaks, Michigan, was organized July 9, 1909, with a membership of seventeen. It was chartered December 21, 1909, with fourteen members. Since Three Oaks had secured the Dewey Cannon at the close of the Spanish-American War, it was decided to name the Chapter after Admiral Dewey’s great grandmother. Rebecca Dewey Chapter NSDAR currently has 30 Members.

Contact: Priscilla Lee Hellenga

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