DAR awards Good Citizenship, honors studentsPublished 4:50pm Monday, June 3, 2013
By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Community Columnist
Since 1934, the Daughters of the American Revolution have awarded deserving students the Good Citizenship Award, which recognizes students who possess outstanding qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.
DAR David Lindsay Chapter consists of women who live throughout Shelby County. David Lindsay presented the Good Citizenship Award to exceptional eighth grade students in Shelby County middle schools at the 2013 award ceremonies.
Nine students across Shelby County were presented the DAR Good Citizenship Award: Columbiana Middle, Nicholas Chapple; Vincent Middle, Lauryn Hoagland; Calera Middle, Ben Johnson; Thompson Middle, Will Maltz; Chelsea Middle, Ashlyn Farwell; Montevallo Middle, Taylor Sellers; Oak Mountain Middle, Josiah ‘Si” Nielsen; Helena Middle, Taylor Hinch; and Riverchase Middle, Sam Smith.
Chapple is a member of the Flag Team, earning his Eagle Scout, plays football, serves as library aide, ushers at Harvest Place, has exemplary attendance and models strong character daily. He also won the womanless pageant supporting the Relay for Life.
Hoagland is a member of the junior high Beta Club, plays volleyball, runs track, rodeos competitively at national level and is involved at Light House Community Church.
Johnson is an office aide, member of basketball team and is dependable and conscientious.
Maltz is an honor student Academic All-Star, member of band, debate team and science club.
Farwell is an actress and played Witch Waye in the play “Robin Hood” and dances at That’s the Pointe studio. She is a diligent, thoughtful and helpful worker.
Sellers is vice president of the Student Council, member of First Priority Team, excels academically and has excellent attendance record.
Nielsen is a special needs student and loved by the entire student body. He exemplifies courage daily with a smile.
Hinch is an A student, volunteered to be a math tutor and is extremely helpful.
Smith is an ethical leader, hardworking, intelligent and kind.
David Lindsay meets at 1 p.m. first Wednesday of months September through April except January at the Columbiana Public Library. DAR is open to all women who can prove a direct lineal American Revolution ancestor.
Phoebe Donald Robinson is a community columnist for the city of Columbiana and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.