RUMFORD — Brooke Carver, a senior at Mountain Valley High School, was recently presented the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 2018 Good Citizen Award. Regent Melanie Farmer, Colonial Daughters Chapter, DAR, Farmington, presented the award.

Carver received a Good Citizen pin, a monetary scholarship and a certificate authorized and signed by National Society President General Anne Turner Dillon and Maine State Society Regent Elizabeth Blake Hotchkiss. She is the daughter of Christopher and Deborah Carver of Rumford

Carver’s efforts and accomplishments in academics have been outstanding. She is a member of the National Honor Society and, as the president of the student body, she has organized and assisted in school fundraisers to help support the cure for childhood cancer.

She has assisted in organizing weekend school activities, such as dances and concerts, to help provide safe spaces for youth to “hang out.” All during her high school days she has volunteered to coach soccer and basketball.

Carver plans to continue her education, with an intended major in marketing or accounting, that would lead her to become a manager in that field.

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 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).

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history and support better education for the nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. To learn more, visit

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 2018 Good Citizen Award was presented to Mountain Valley High School senior Brooke Carver. She received a Good Citizen pin, a monetary scholarship and a certificate authorized by the National and Maine State societies. In the photo from left are Melanie Farmer, regent, Colonial Daughters Chapter; Brooke; and her dad, Christopher Carver.

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