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DAR presents 2013 Good Citizen Awards

DAR presents 2013 Good Citizen Awards

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:00 pm

The James Buckley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is pleased to present its DAR Good Citizen Awards for 2013.
Recipients of the award are Clint Devan Raymer, Dresden High School; Breanna Nichole Martin, Gleason High School; Rachel Lauren Roberts, Greenfield High  School; and Brooke Erin Baker, Westview High School. These students exhibit dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their schools and communities. Each year DAR chapters nationwide honor seniors who demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree. 
Wanda Powell, chairperson of the DAR Good Citizen Committee for the James Buckley Chapter, reports that Rachel Lauren Roberts, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gary Roberts, is the inclusive Weakley County DAR Good Citizen.
Miss Roberts, whose academic performance is top notch, has been involved in many extracurricular activities during her four years at Greenfield High School. 
She leads in her senior year as class president, Beta Club president, and student council secretary.
Among the many awards she has received are Volunteer Girl’s State Representative, First State Weakley County Youth Leadership, National Merit Scholarship Outstanding Honoree, National Society of High School Scholars, and Who’s Who Most Likely to Succeed.
Her activities have not only included Beta Club and Student Council but also Future Business Leaders of America, yearbook staff, and basketball. She has also received dual credit in American history, Math IV, and Spanish. She is a junior member of the Tennessee State Society of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and junior member of the Tennessee Branch of the Huguenot Society Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia.
Miss Roberts ranks No. 1 academically in her class. 
Her plans are to attend Freed Hardeman University, Henderson, to major in journalism and minor in music. She aspires to a career in the newspaper or television industry. 
Teachers who recommend Miss Roberts made the following statements:
“She is a fine young woman who should be recognized for her leadership and character,” and “not only is she a very well-rounded young lady, she is also honest, organized, and dependable and an example to others.”
Breanna Nicole Martin, the daughter of Lori Reeves, is the Gleason School DAR Good Citizen.
Miss Martin is serving her senior class as president, the FCCLA as vice president, the Beta Club as reporter/secretary, and the yearbook staff. 
In addition to the honor of DAR Good Citizen, she has been awarded the Girl’s State Representative and participated in the Science Fair and the FCCLA Star Events.  
She is also a member of the Spanish Club and the Science Club.  
She gives a portion of her time for reading to younger children and tutoring other students, even friends from other schools.
Her ambition in life is to attend Harvard and become a lawyer. 
She aspires to become a judge and end up on the U. S. Supreme Court; and, key to her character, she intends to start a scholarship for students from Gleason School.  Breanna ranks No. 2 academically in her class. 
Miss Martin received these accolades from her employer, “she is totally and completely reliable,” and from her teacher, “her cheerful disposition, emotional stability and impelling communication skills are resounded daily.”
Brooke Erin Baker, representing Westview High School as DAR Good Citizen, is the daughter of Terry and Wanda Hankins.
Miss Baker has served as president of the Beta Club, Anchor Club, National Honor Society, and First State Weakley County Youth Leadership. 
She attended All-West Tennessee honor band for two years and West Star Leadership Pilot Youth Regional Summit, “Rising Star” her junior year. 
She has also participated in FCCLA, HOSA, student council, Jazz Band, and basketball as manager. 
Miss Baker plays the clarinet and xylophone in the Westview Band and also plays the piano.
In letters of recommendation, she is acclaimed, “…for her unique community leadership skills, intellect, and creativity,” and another, “she has taken the initiative to be a better person and a better student.” 
She plans to attend the University of Tennessee, Martin and major in biology and aspires to ultimately become a physician’s assistant. Brooke ranks No. 4 academically in her class of 150.
Clint Devan Raymer, son of Honey Cantrell, is the Dresden High School DAR Good Citizen. 
Raymer not only serves as president of the Beta Club and the Student Council and as treasurer of the Senior Class but also is active in Future Christian Athletes and HOSA. 
Other honors include 2012 Tennessee Boys’ State, SCOPE Conference delegate, Tennessee Scholar, and Iris Festival Committee student representative. 
He has played on the DHS varsity football team the past four years and participated in the 2011 State Runner-Up season. 
He was recognized as 2011 Most Valuable Offensive Back and received Honorable Mention All-West Tennessee. 
Raymer not only excels in football but also in basketball. 
He plans to major in pre-med and establish a career in the medical field. 
As a volunteer for the PeeWee Football League, he has recognized the importance of being a role model for young boys.
He characterizes himself in these words: “…in the classroom, on the field, and in social situations, I lead by example.” This statement is validated by his teacher who defines him, “…a remarkable young man whose ideals are reflected in his daily life.”  Devan ranks No. 3 in his class of 76.
The DAR requires the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to define the students selected for the DAR Good Citizen Award.
These young people boost our confidence in a future of promise and hope for our nation.
Validation is made in this quote from one of our 2013 DAR Good Citizens:  “People must make a difference in this country by being high-quality American citizens who care about America and want to preserve it for future generations.”
Weakley County is blessed to have young people of this quality to sustain the ideals of our nation’s and state’s founders.

Published in The WCP 2.19.13

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