FARMINGTON — Joseph Crandall, a senior at Mt. Blue High School, was recently presented the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 2018 Good Citizen Award. Melanie Farmer, regent of Colonial Daughters Chapter, and Belle Foss, who received the Good Citizens Award in 1949 and a long-time member of  Colonial Daughters Chapter, presented the award.

Crandall 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. 

Crandall is the son of Bill and Janice Crandall of Farmington. During his high school years, he has served as Student Council president, National Honor Society treasurer and soccer and tennis teams captain.  He was Homecoming Master of Ceremonies in 2016 and 2017 and served as student representative to the school board. 

Crandall volunteers at the Farmington Rec Center, coaching basketball and soccer.  He also volunteers for the Town of Weld, helping to preserve antiques and historical documents.  He builds computers in his spare time.  He plans to attend college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and in designing computer parts and software.

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

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Mt. Blue High School student Joseph Crandall is presented the DAR Good Citizen Award. From left are, Regent Melanie Farmer, DAR; Crandall; Belle Foss, DAR; and SAD 9 Superintendent Thomas Ward.

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