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D.A.R. honors local students

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:06 am

Shown, from left: Paige Dameron, Emma Barnes, Carmen Wilburn, Grace Nation, Travis Swaim, and Ruth Miller.

Several students were recognized during a George Washington’s Birthday Celebration hosted by the Susanna Randolph Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.).
This year’s guests of honor were the 2017 D.A.R. Good Citizen award winners.
Those recognized were Logan Holt, the son of Jason and Brandy Holt, of Vandalia, along with Travis Swaim, the son of Jamie and Brenda Swaim, of Martinsburg.
Three students received awards for their essays written on “Celebrating a Century: America’s National Parks.”
A first-place award was given to 8th grader Emma Barnes.
In the 5th grade essay contests, Carmen Wilburn received first place while Grace Nation received second place.
In the local High School competition, Christopher Columbus essays were written on “Technology’s Impact on the Voyage of Christopher Columbus.”
Van-Far student Paige Dameron earned first-place honors.
Past Regent Ann Carter gave the welcome for the event.
Other presenters included American History Chair Ruth Miller and Good Citizen Chair Joy Davis.
The hostess committee provided refreshments. They include Nici Elzea, Krista Luebrecht, Crystal McCurdy, and Kathy Mommens.
During the event, Elaine Dameron gave a program on Native American Indian artifacts.