Wednesday, April 24, 2013

May 8th DAR Meeting at New Hope Presbyterian Church

The next DAR meeting will be on May 8th, 2013 at 10:00 at the New Hope Presbyterian Church at 800 Cherrytree Road in Winnabow, NC.  The guest speaker is Pat Hairston  and the program will be North Carolina Canines.  Bring a sack lunch, beverage and a lawn chair. Come a little early to socialize.

Directions: Route 17 North to Bell Swamp Connection Road and turn left off of Route 17; go 1.7 miles and turn right onto Cherrytree Road and 0.4 miles on your left is the church.

JROTC Awards Presented

Nora Hickam, DAR National Defense Chairman, Stormy DeLong, WBHS; Jordan Wrenn, SBHS;
and Mayah Willis-Thomas NBHS

On April 10, 2013 The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their awards luncheon at The  Atlantic Seafood and Steak Restaurant in Southport, NC.
The program was held in recognition of the student winners of the group’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. (JROTC) scholarship awards. The DAR criterion for selection is: Cadet must demonstrate qualities of dependability and good character. A cadet must adhere to military discipline, demonstrate leadership, and have a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of service to both community and country. Nora Hickam, National Defense chairman presented certificates to Stormy DeLong of West Brunswick  High School; Jordan Wrenn of South Brunswick High School, and Mayah Willis-Thomas of North Brunswick High School. Nora also presented a DAR medal and a $50 cash gift at their school assembly programs in April.

All three cadets will be attending college this year.They have been honored for their academics, Americanism, Patriotism, leadership, dedication,and hard work  while  being in the Junior ROTC. They have wonderful support from their families and friends. These were very impressive and one sees these cadets as wonderful future leaders in public life or in the military. 

Submitted by Nora Hickam, DAR National Defense Chairman

Nora Hickam  presented C/CPT Mayah Willis-Thomas the DAR award
at North Brunswick High School.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DAR Good Citizen Award Presented at April 10th Meeting

On April 10, 2013 the Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the winners of four Brunswick County High Schools' Good Citizen Award.

The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

All four of the DAR Good Citizens have excellent grades, plan to attend college, and are active leaders in their school and community.  Each received a certificate, pin, and $50. 

Lillian Willis was selected by West Brunswick High School. Her essay was also selected to represent Brunswick Town Chapter in the regional DAR scholarship contest. Lillian graciously agreed to read her award winning essay at the meeting on April 10. She received an additional $50 award.

Steven Thomas represents South Brunswick High School. Cameron Czuprynski was selected by Brunswick Early College High School. Victoria Mitchell is the DAR Good Citizen for North Brunswick High School.

Congratulations to the Good Citizens and best of luck to them as they continue their education. 

Steven Thomas, SBHS; Victoria Mitchell, NBHS; Rhonda Amata, DAR Good
Citizen Chair; Lillian Willis, WBHS;  Cameron Czuprynski, SBHS
submitted by  Rhonda Amata, DAR Good Citizen Chairman