FARMINGTON — Colonial Daughters Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented the DAR Good Citizen Award to Sarita Crandall, daughter of Bill and Janice Crandall of Farmington, at a Mt. Blue High School assembly recently.
Presenting the award were Chapter Regent Julia Nouvertne of Farmington and Chapter Treasurer Sylvia Adams of Phillips. Crandall received a Good Citizen pin and a certificate authorized and signed by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution President General, Lynn Forney Young and Maine Society DAR State Regent Sandra Swallow.
The Colonial Daughters Chapter sponsors six area schools to recognize excellence in high school seniors. Each school’s faculty nominates several candidates for the honor each year. The person chosen must have demonstrated each of the qualities as defined by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to an outstanding degree.
These qualities are dependability (truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality); service (cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others); leadership (personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (unselfish interest in family, school, community and union).
Crandall’s accomplishments include high academic scores; leadership in service to her school and community; strong work ethic; and compassion for those who “could use a hand.”
She works with WMCA and organizing the student council and NHS. She participates in sports as athlete and captain of hockey/basketball/track and field; president of student council her senior year; National Honor Society her junior year and voted treasurer her senior year.
Crandall has volunteered at the REC Center for three years and was hired as assistant director to the playground and director of the Summer Sampler Program. She is the recipient of many coaches’ awards.
Crandall would like to teach fifth grade and plans to attend the
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