DAR Good Citizen award recipients announced

The 2017 recipients of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen award, from left, Jessie Brooks of Broadalbin Perth High School, Jillian Martelle of Johnstown High School, Rebecca McCall of Gloversville High School, Anna King of Mayfield Junior-Senior High School, and Haley Monacchio of Northville Central School are shown with Jo-Ann Clear, chairman of the DAR Johnstown Chapter Good Citizens and Karen Hurd, regent of the Johnstown Chapter. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized and honored the 2017 recipients of the DAR Good Citizen award, according to a news release.

The winners are Jillian Martelle of Greater Johnstown School District, Jessie Brooks of Broadalbin-Perth Central School District, Anna King of Mayfield Junior-Senior High School, Haley Monacchio of Northville Central School and Rebecca McCall of Gloversville High School. The students were selected by their schools based on the DAR Good Citizens characteristics of dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality), service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility), leadership (personality, self-control, initiative) and patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals).

Jo-Ann Clear, DAR Good Citizen chairman, introduced each student and presented each with a DAR Good Citizen citation, a DAR good Citizen pin, a copy of “Robert’s Rules of Order,” the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. A reception for the students and their families was held immediately following the ceremony at the James Burke Inn.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890. It is the objective of the DAR are to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence. In his farewell address, Gen. George Washington asked the American people, “to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion.” The DAR seeks to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty. Since its founding in 1890, the DAR has admitted more than 950,000 members.

To learn more about becoming a DAR member, please visit the DAR website at http://www.dar.org/ or contact Karen Hurd, Johnstown Chapter Regent.


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