Local chapter to honor DAR Good Citizens
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 8:02 pm
Reelfoot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will honor three high school students as its annual DAR Good Citizens.
A special tea will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the family life center at First Baptist Church in Union City.
Christopher Douglas of Hornbeak, a senior at Obion County Central High School, is the son of Charles and Vicki Douglas.
He is president of his class and has been vice president the previous three years. In fact, he has held a student government position since he was in the six grade. He was a SCOPE delegate, Boys State delegate and a Kiwanis Student of the Month. He is a member of the Beta Club, Pep Club and National Honors Society.
He has had a poem published in “Watershed 16,” a school publication for creative works. He has played basketball and football while at OCCHS and works at Best Way in Hornbeak.
Douglas volunteered at the emergency shelter set up at Black Oak Elementary during the 2009 ice storm and is active in his church youth group, which has allowed him to participate in such events as 24h3 and Share Fest.
He has plans to become a physical therapist, studying at Union University in Jackson or the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Morgan LeAnne Stone of Union City is the daughter of Todd and Susan Stone. She is a senior at Union City High School.
She has been a cheerleader all throughout high school and was a member of the band and color guard her freshman and sophomore years. She has served as class president all four years of high school. At school, she is involved in Beta Club, Science Club, Key Club, Art Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Spanish Club, and is a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
This year, she serves as the Union City Board of Education student representative. She is a member of the Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church and serves on a Youth Ministry Planning Council for West Tennessee. She has also been in the cast of the Obion County Fair Youth Musical for six years. She participated in the Obion County Youth Leadership Program, was a Kiwanis Student of the Month recipient, received the Most Spirited Cheerleading Award, received the Most Dependable Cheerleading Award, was a Girls’ State Delegate, a SCOPE Delegate, received various student excels, Tornado Pride, Class Favorite and Class Beauty, has placed first and second in the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Competition and has been in the academic Top Ten throughout high school.
After graduation, she plans to attend Belmont University in Nashville and major in accounting.
Landon Sowell of Union City is a senior at South Fulton High School. He is the son of John Sowell and Deanna Reams.
Sowell serves as president of Future Business Leaders of America and the parliamentarian of HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America). He is also active in Beta Club, FFA and Future Christian Athletes. Through school, he has volunteered at Le Bonheur, adopted a grandparent, made things for children and helped with dances.
He currently ranks second in academics for his class and was an alternate for Boys State.
He is active in his church, having gone on two mission trips to Nicaragua.
Sowell plans to attend East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and earn a major in biology. His future plans include receiving a medical degree from Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City with a specialty in cardiology. He also plans to sub-specialize in interventional cardiology.
Published in The Messenger 11.4.11