Carter named DAR Good Citizen winner
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:03 pm
The Jacob Flournoy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced the 2011-12 chapter DAR Good Citizen winner is Brandon Carter, a Fulton City High School senior.
Carter’s essay and application will be forwarded to the District I director of the Kentucky DAR to be entered in district and state judging.
He was a 2010 Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference Ambassador and a 2011 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar. He has been a member of the National Society for High School Scholars for the past three years.
Carter was one of about 90 out of more than 1,100 students attending the Kentucky United National Assembly to be named an outstanding ambassador. The Ambassador Award is based on debate speaking skills and statesmanship.
In addition to receiving the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award, Carter also received the Fulton High School Citizenship Award during his junior year.
At the Governor’s Cup, an academic competition held each year for Kentucky students, the talented senior has received numerous awards. In his sophomore year, he received a first place District Level Language Arts Award, a second place District Level Future Problem Solving Award, and a first place District Level Quick Recall Award. In his junior year, he received a first place District Level Language Arts Award and a second place District Level Social Studies Award.
At Fulton City High School, Carter has had several “Highest GPA Awards.” These included the highest GPA in Honors Earth/Space/Physical Science Award in his freshman year; the highest GPA in both Honors Geometry and Honors English 2 Awards during his sophomore year; and the highest GPA in AP United States History and AP English Language and Composition Awards during his junior year.
In addition to academic excellence, Carter served on the 2011 Fulton Independent School District Improvement Plan Committee and the 2010-11 and 2011-12 Fulton Independent Program Review Committee.
His numerous extracurricular activities have included being a member of the Academic team for four years and competing in the West Kentucky Academic Bowl; helping to organize various service projects in Beta Club, of which he was a member in the ninth, 10th and 11th grades; being involved in Bilingual Buddies, where he taught basic Spanish to kindergarten through fourth grade students; and representing the countries of Cyprus and Romania in the Kentucky United Nations Assembly, which he attended during the 10th, 11th and 12th grades.
He has been head photographer on the yearbook staff for three years and has been editor two years. He has also been editor and chief photographer of the school newspaper.
As a member of the Drama Club, Carter has had lead roles in two musicals. He has been a member of the Y-Club for four years, where he held office for three years, two years of which he served as president. Through Y-Club, he has earned about 140 hours of high school service in his school and in the community by setting up service activities, chairing committees for various school service projects and organizing fundraisers.
Currently, the captain of the student Relay for Life team, he has been a team member for four years and has helped to raise more than $1,000 each year for cancer research. His team has been responsible for making over 1,000 luminaries each year, performing a ceremony to honor cancer survivors and lighting luminaries.
Possessing a high-level knowledge of all of the technical aspects of working with SLR cameras, Carter has shot a multitude of environments from churches to sports stadiums.
Published in The Messenger 12.7.11