The Monett Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution awarded certificates and scholarship checks to local high school award winners on Saturday, April 13. The Alexander McNair chapter contacted seven area high schools to nominate one outstanding young senior who exhibits the qualities of good citizenship in their home, school, and communities. Four area schools selected students who demonstrate dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Three of the students also competed in the DAR state-wide essay competition, writing about our American heritage and our responsibility for preserving it, focusing on “How do the combined actions of so many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?” Award winners include: Aubrie Graham, Exeter High School; Laney Moore (right), Southwest High School; Audrey Lowe, Purdy High School; and Dakota Birchfield, Wheaton High School. Moore and family attended the ceremony and were presented with a certificate, pin and scholarship check by regent Maella Blalock (left). Members were amazed at Laney’s poise and confidence, confiding that the essay judges had given her essay the highest marks possible. Laney will be attending University in Arkansas and studying agriculture. Contributed photo
The Monett Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution awarded certificates and scholarship checks to local high school award winners on Saturday, April 13.
The Monett Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed a new member April 13. Joining them is Karen Blankenship (left), of Shell Knob, who was welcomed by regent Maella Blalock (middle) and chaplain Cheryl Morris (right). The chapter meets on the second Saturday of the month at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. The chapter had a showing of heritage quilts and learned about their role in our American heritage on May 8. For more information, call 231-343-2727. Contributed photo