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West Hartford Students Receive DAR Good Citizen Awards

Local students who received the DAR Good Citizenship Award include (from left): Chloe Li of William H. Hall High School, Matthew Sottile of Northwest Catholic High School, Annabelle Lee of Farmington High School, and Zenith Rai of Conard High School. Submitted photo

The Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter honors 2016 DAR Good Citizens from local high schools at a ceremony at the Noah Webster Library in West Hartford.

Local students who received the DAR Good Citizenship Award include (from left): Chloe Li of William H. Hall High School, Matthew Sottile of Northwest Catholic High School, Annabelle Lee of Farmington High School, and Zenith Rai of Conard High School. Submitted photo

Local students who received the DAR Good Citizenship Award include (from left): Chloe Li of William H. Hall High School, Matthew Sottile of Northwest Catholic High School, Annabelle Lee of Farmington High School, and Zenith Rai of Conard High School. Submitted photo

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Chloe Li of William H. Hall High School, Zenith Rai of Conard High School, Matthew Sottile of Northwest Catholic High School, and Annabelle Lee of Farmington High School were honored by the Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter as DAR Good Citizens on Feb. 21, in a ceremony at the Noah Webster Library.

The speaker was Denise Berard Hall, West Hartford Town Councilor and Minority Leader.

The students selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizens are judged on dependability, community service, leadership, and patriotism. Only one student per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen. Each DAR Good Citizen receives a pin, certificate, and recognition card. This student is then eligible to enter the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest. Students who enter this essay contest may advance to the state and national contest levels.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Since its founding 125 years ago, more than 940,000 women have been inducted into membership. During the current three-year administration coinciding with the 125th anniversary celebration, the organization has issued a challenge to complete 10 million hours of service to America. Local chapters from coast to coast participated in the National DAR Day of Service on Oct. 11, 2015.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations with nearly 180,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide. These members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.dar.org or contact the local chapter at [email protected] to obtain more information.

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