FARMINGTON — Evan MacKay, a senior at Mt. Abram High School in Salem Township was recently presented the Daughters of the American Revolution 2018 Good Citizen Award.

Sylvia Adams, a member of the Colonial Daughters Chapter of the DAR in Farmington, made the presentation.

MacKay, the son of Sean and Denise MacKay of Carrabassett Valley, received a Good Citizen pin, scholarship money 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. 

MacKay is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the varsity soccer, varsity basketball and track teams. He plans to continue study engineering or another math-related field in college.

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 must have demonstrated each of the qualities as defined by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to an outstanding degree. The qualities are dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

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. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations.

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Evan MacKay of Mt. Abram High School in Salem Township is presented the Daughters of the American Revolution 2018 Good Citizen Award by Sylvia Adams, right, of the Farmington DAR chapter. At left is MacKay’s mother, Denise MacKay.

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