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Black Partridge Chapter of DAR Honors Area High School Seniors

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Posted 3:28:17 PM by Carl Bond
The Black Partridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored six area high school seniors at the award program held February 13, 2017. Each of them received the Good Citizen Award. The students were chosen by their high school for their qualities of good character which we emphasize as dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. After they are chosen they fill out a cover page, send a copy of their grades, write about their high school activities, their service to their community, their future plans, their extracurricular activities, and how they fill the four qualities of a DAR good citizen. Then in a two-hour session they are to write no more than 550 words on this topic, "Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It." The subtitle was, "How do the combined actions of many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?"

Pictured are Kurt Bryning, Brenda Beaver, Pastor Sarah Wanck, Grace Feeney, Kayla Hoffman, and Emma Fortner.

Each student counselor sends these papers along with two recommendations back to our DAR Chapter. The six students are judged by three judges that are non-DAR members. One winner from this group of six students is forwarded to the Good Citizen District Chairman. Our chapter winner was Kayla Hoffman from Roanoke-Benson High School the daughter of Nate and Karen Hoffman.

Other area Good Citizen winners were Grace Feeney from El Paso/Gridley High School the daughter of Amy and Chuck Feeney, Emma Fortner from Fieldcrest High School the daughter of Larry and Tina Fortner, Brenda Beaver from Midland High School the daughter of Ben and Jennifer Beaver, Kurt Bryning from Metamora Township High School the son of Dawn and Karl Bryning, and McKenzie Walz from Eureka High School the daughter of Shannon and Jack Walz.

The American History teacher, Deric Linder, from Metamora Township High School was also honored.

Rev. Sarah Wanck was the speaker for the event. She is the Associate Pastor for Crossroads Methodist Church. Not only is she the associate pastor, she also started the 309-worship service on Sunday mornings. Pastor Sarah referred to each of us being a dot along the spectrum of time but that we can be influenced by the past and influence others in the future.

The Black Partridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution wish to thank the parents, counselors, teachers, and others for making this a very special day for our Good Citizen Award winners.