DAR honors District 207, 219 students for history studies, citizenship
This year's DAR Good Citizen from Maine West, Margaret McCabe, is congratulated by Twenty First Star Chapter representative, Nancy Meyer. | Contributed photo
Updated: September 17, 2012 1:58AM
The Twenty First Star Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognized Good Citizens and American History Scholars at area high schools, a news release stated.
To receive a Good Citizen award the students need to demonstrate leadership, service, dependability and patriotism, and be recognized by their teachers and members of the senior class for these accomplishments. To receive an award for outstanding work in American History, the criteria differs from each school but include scholarship, academic excellence, a passion for history, a love of learning and a positive attitude.
Eight students from the Maine and Niles Townships high schools were acknowledged at their year-end award ceremonies. Twenty First Star Chapter DAR members Nancy Meyer, Pat Gould, Bonnie Reese and Barrie Shinn congratulated the students. Niles History Scholars will be announced in the fall.
Scholars recognized include:
• Maine East — Good Citizen, Angela Marie Wong; History Scholar, Theodora Ivanova.
• Maine West — Good Citizen, Margaret McCabe; History Scholar, Pha Thaprawat.
• Maine South — Good Citizen, Patrick Wohl; History Scholar, Natalie Kirchoff.
• Niles North — Good Citizen, Sumona Munshi.
• Niles West — Good Citizen, Julia Rose Zasso.
Any woman age 18 or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Twenty First Star Chapter provides genealogy research assistance. Contact Dorothy Wilson at (847) 328-6946 for more information.