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Local students honored as ‘Good Citizens’

Local students honored as ‘Good Citizens’

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:13 pm

Local students honored as ‘Good Citizens’ | Reelfoot Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Reelfoot Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted its annual Good Citizen Tea to recognize three seniors selected from the three county high schools as their school’s “DAR Good Citizen.” Certificates of award and appreciation were also presented to The Messenger and two Messenger staff writers for their assistance in providing media coverage of chapter activities and events. A senior from each of the three high schools in Obion County was selected as the DAR Good Citizen. Charles William “Will” Miller III of Obion, son of Ann Miller, was selected to represent Obion County Central High School. William “Brandt” Sisson of South Fulton, son of Mike and Tammy Sisson, was chosen to represent South Fulton High School. Chelsea Stuart Hale, daughter of Dr. John and Jane Hale, was selected to represent Union City High School. DAR regent Mary Coleman welcomed all those in attendance. Barry Duncan, principal of Union City High School, recited the “Veteran’s Prayer” prior to the introduction of the students to the audience by Josephine Keightley, co-chairman of the DAR Good Citizen Competition and Scholarship Committee. On behalf of the chapter, Ms. Keightley extended congratulations to each student and then each student read their inspirational essay to the audience. Following the reading of all three essays, Ms. Keightley presented each with a DAR Good Citizen winner’s pin, certificate and a wallet recognition card. On behalf of the chapter, Ms. Keightley also presented Public Relations and Media Committee awards of excellence for outstanding print media coverage to The Messenger, Associate Editor Donna Ryder and Special Features Editor Glenda Caudle for their efforts in providing excellent media coverage and announcements of events and activities for the Reelfoot DAR Chapter. These certificates were accepted by Mrs. Ryder. Following the presentations, guests enjoyed refreshments provided by members of the DAR chapter. Special guests included the three senior students, family members of each senior, Director of Union City Schools Gary Houston, retiring Union City School Board member Janice Faulk, Duncan, South Fulton guidance counselor Pam Burrow and Mrs. Ryder. Published in The Messenger 11.19.08

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