JAY — Alexi Deering of Jay, daughter of Rondell and Tammy Deering, was presented with the DAR Good Citizen Award Certificate and pin for Spruce Mountain High School, North Campus at an assembly on Feb. 3 by Jeanette Stevens of Farmington and Joanne Page of Wilton. Joanne Page is the registrar for Colonial Daughters Chapter DAR and Jeanette Stevens chairs the DAR Service to Veterans committee. Deborah J. Judkins of Upton, chairwoman of the Good Citizen Committee, reports that the chapter located in Farmington sponsors the award to recognize excellence in seniors of seven local high schools.

Each school faculty nominates several candidates for this honor each year. The person who is chosen to receive the honor 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, service, leadership and patriotism. The student who most exemplifies the four qualities is chosen by either vote of the senior class or vote of the faculty and administrators depending on the policy of the school. The chapter presents the certificate, pin and monetary award to the student at an assembly at each high school.

Academically, Alexi is an above-average student as evidenced by her current second-place standing in her class. She has consistently challenged herself with AP, honors and college preparatory level coursework throughout her entire four years at Spruce Mountain High School. Alexi has received a number of academic classroom awards and has been a consistent member of the high honor roll as well.

Alexi has been involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities during her high school career. Athletically, she has been a member of the soccer, basketball and softball teams, serving as of the captain of the soccer team during her senior season. She has also been named First Team All-Conference in soccer.

Demonstrating her leadership qualities, she has served as class president all four years. Alexi is also a member of the National Honor Society, for whom she currently serves as chapter vice president. In addition, she has been a member of the Math Team, Leo Club and Science Explorer Post Club. Perhaps one of her greatest extra-curricular accomplishments has been as a member of the state championship-winning Envirothon Team. Her participation in this has also allowed her to compete in competitions throughout the United States and Canada.

Outside of school, Alexi has volunteered with various community organizations, including Jay Active Youth and the community free store. Finally, Alexi has worked part-time as a summer camp counselor and most recently as a courtesy boat inspector in conjunction with the Milfoil Project in Western Maine.


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