DAR honors good citizens

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FARMINGTON — Colonial Daughters Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored seven seniors from seven local high schools on March 23, at the Old South Congregational Church.

A luncheon was served at noon by chapter members to the students, their parents, faculty members and members of the Colonial Daughters Chapter. Phillip Kane of Rumford, composer of classical Latin and flamenco guitar, provided dinner music. Paul Tardiff, a retired teacher from Berlin, N.H., was the guest speaker. His topic was “Historic Preservation, What Is It?” 

The students were honored to recognize excellence in high school seniors. Students chosen to represent their school must exemplify four qualities: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Students must also write an essay.

One student is chosen from each high school to be honored. From these seven seniors, one student is then selected by a panel of judges to enter the Maine State DAR competition. Alana Deanne Knapp, representing Mt. Abram High School, was chosen as this year’s candidate to the state competition. She is the daughter of Dean and Beverly Knapp of Kingfield.

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Dakota William Henry Turnbull of Rumford is the DAR Good Citizen for Dirigo High School; Hillary Del Monaco Deane of Jay, Jay High School; Jenny A. Freeman of Livermore, Livermore Falls High School; Alana Deanne Knapp of Kingfield, Mt. Abram High School; Rebekah K. Dunham of Farmington, Mt. Blue High School; Hollie L. Theriault of Rumford, Mountain Valley High School; and Emily Laurel Christensen of Rangeley, Rangeley Lakes Regional School.

Each student received a certificate, a Good Citizens pin, a monetary award and a copy of “The Constitution of the United States of America, The Bill of Rights and The Declaration of Independence.”

Members present for the activities were: Regent Marcia White, Jeanette Stevens, Connie Hiltz, Wilma Rector, Nancy Flick, Isabelle Foss, Kay Seefeldt, Deborah Judkins, Sylvia Adams, Ruby Kulpa, Joy Gilbank, Julia Nouvertne, Melanie Farmer, Theo Ross, Anne Kendall, Nelda Doak, Barbara Titcomb, Elaine Wells and Joanne Page.

A regular monthly chapter meeting was held at the close of the afternoon’s activities. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 27, at The Pierce House, Main Street. The public is welcome to attend.

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