FARMINGTON — Thomas Marshall, a senior at Mt Blue High School, was recently presented the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. Regent Melanie Farmer, Colonial Daughters Chapter, DAR, presented the award.

Marshall received a Good Citizen pin, a monetary scholarship and a certificate authorized and signed by the National Society’s president, General Anne Turner Dillon, and Maine State Society’s regent, Elizabeth Blake Hotchkiss.

Marshall plans to attend Northeastern for mechanical engineering. He has participated in several school activities and organizations outside school. He was president of the school’s National Honor Society, captain of varsity soccer and tennis teams, and Mt. Blue’s nationally competitive robotics team.

As an accomplished musician, Marshall plays in the Franklin County Fiddlers group and the Mid-Maine Youth Orchestra. Community service projects include volunteering at Titcomb Mountain as an instructor and as coach for Special Olympics.

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 to receive the honor must have demonstrated each of the qualities as defined by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to an outstanding degree.

Thee 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).


From left are Melanie Farmer, regent, Colonial Daughters Chapter, Thomas Marshall, recipient, and Bruce Mochamer,  Mt. Blue High School principal.  Mochamer was also a Good Citizen Award winner in his class, graduating from Lewiston High School.

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