SALEM — Thomas Faraday, a student at Mt. Abram High School, has received the Good Citizen Award from the Colonial Daughters Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Farmington.

Sylvia Adams, treasurer of the chapter, presented the award.

Thomas is the son of Michael and Madelyn Faraday of Carrabassett Valley.

Thomas received a Good Citizen pin and a certificate authorized and signed by Lynn Forney Young, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution president general, and Sandra Swallow, Maine State Society DAR state regent.

The Colonial Daughters Chapter sponsors six area schools to recognize excellence in high school seniors. Each school’s faculty nominates several candidates for this honor each year. The person 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 (truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality): service (cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others): leadership (personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility), patriotism (unselfish interest in family, school, community and union).

The DAR Good Citizen winners are given a scholarship application to be completed; one part includes an essay, which is submitted to the State DAR chairman for judging. Thomas received third place in the state.

Thomas has had an active high school career, which includes academic excellence while participating in seasonal sports and high school organizations as well as volunteering and participating in community activities.

Throughout his high school career he has received high honors and honors on the Mt. Abram High School honor roll.


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