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DAR holds ceremony to honor Callaway students

DAR holds ceremony to honor Callaway students

March 17th, 2017 in Local News

Students from Callaway County were honored Sunday by Callaway members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Members of the Charity Stille Langstaff Chapter of DAR held their annual awards program Sunday.  Students were given good citizenship certificates and pins.

Following the opening ritual, Lori Franklin explained the many things the DAR organization does to promote patriotism, foster education and encourage historic preservation.

The American History Essay winners were given the task to write an essay about this year's subject, the 100th anniversary of America's National Parks system. Certificates, pins and a monetary prize were given to winning  fifth-through-seventh-graders of St. Peters Catholic School.

Good Citizen Awards were presented to the three high school seniors, Emily Habjan, of Fulton, Baylee Garrett, of New Bloomfield and Alyssa Laughlin, of South Callaway. They were chosen by their peers based on the characteristics of leadership, service, dependability and patriotism.

In addition, the Nollie and Prudence Guerrant Memorial Scholarship was presented to Bailey Boreman, daughter of Tim and Kelly Borman. She will be a senior at William Woods University next fall.

A special award, the Martha Washington Pin, was present by Dale Schmidt of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) to DAR member Jane Griffith. She assisted with the genealogy research to enable three new members to join the SAR.

Following the presentations, punch and cookies were enjoyed by the students and their family members.

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