2/18/19 DAR honors students
Pictured, from left, are Chaplain Nancy Wells, Jacob Brent Evans, Gianna Brown, Paulina Gomez, Joseph Banko, Kaylee Bryner, Elizabeth Kirk, Baleigh Whitesell, Marianna Grace Byerly, McNeil Johnston and Regent Adrienne Chafee.
DAR honors students
The Times-News 2/18/19
Reprinted with permission.
The Battle of Alamance Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored this year’s Good Citizens Award winners Jan. 19 at May Memorial Library.
Regent Adrienne Chafee and Chaplain Nancy Wells congratulated all of the students chosen by their high schools as outstanding seniors who demonstrate dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The students were also given the opportunity to participate in an essay contest for scholarships. This year’s essay focus question was, “What new challenges will America face as we move forward into the future?” The essay title was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.”
First- through third-place winners are:
Joseph Banko of Eastern Alamance High School;
McNeil Johnston of Southern Alamance High School; and
Baleigh Whitesell of Western Alamance High School.
Runners up are:
Gianna Brown of Cummings High School;
Kaylee Bryner of Alamance-Burlington Middle College;
Mariana Grace Byerly of River Mill Academy;
Jacob Brent Evans of Alamance Christian School;
Lesly Gomez of Graham High School;
Sayer Kirk of Williams High School;
Paulina Lopez of Clover Garden School;
Benjamin Overby of The Burlington School;
Grace Smith of The Hawbridge School; and
Emily Ward of Burlington Christian Academy.