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.

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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.