Reelfoot Chapter DAR hosts Good Citizens Tea
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 8:01 pm
Reelfoot Chapter Daughters of American Revolution recently recognized and honored the 2011 DAR Good Citizen nominees from each of the local high schools.
Senior Christopher Douglas, son of Charles and Vicki Douglas, was Obion County Central High School’s nominee. Landon Sowell, a senior at South Fulton High, was his school’s nominee. He is the son of John Sowell and Deanna Reams. Senior Morgan Stone, daughter of Todd and Susan Stone, was Union City High School’s nominee.
The three nominees chose to compete in the DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest.
Part I of the competition application consisted of listing the student’s activities and projects; an explanation of how he/she has incorporated the four qualities of a Good Citizen (dependability, service, leadership and patriotism) into his/her life; an official school transcript; and two letters of recommendation. Part II consisted of the student writing an essay.
An afternoon tea was hosted at the family life center at First Baptist Church in Union City and began as Dr. Cecil Sewell, pastor of First Baptist Church, opened with prayer. As the nominees concluded the reading of their essays, Josephine Keightley, chairman of the DAR Good Citizen Committee, presented each with a DAR Good Citizen winner’s pin, a certificate and a wallet recognition card.
The students’ application packets will be sent to the state level of competition. The state winner will compete at the national level for a scholarship to be applied to the college of their choice.
When the ceremony concluded, the nominees; their parents; other invited guests, including Obion County Director of Schools David Huss, Union City Director of Schools Gary Houston and Dr. Sewell; and DAR attendees enjoyed an abundance of refreshments provided by the DAR members.
Published in The Messenger 11.18.11