2017 DAR Good Citizens

Photo The Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution honored the 2016 DAR Good Citizens during a meeting and reception held Tuesday at the Whiting Community Building. Honored were in front, from left to right: Jaiden Elmenia Veal, Washington Academy of East Machias; Rosemary Nguyen, Narraguagus High of Harrington; and Sophia Faith McDonald, Woodland High School of Baileyville. Back row: Joseph Michael McDonald, Jonesport-Beals High of Jonesport; Matthew Harris, Shead High of Eastport; Jonathan Lander, Calais High of Calais; Mark Anthony, Machias Memorial High of Machias; and Samuel Plummer of East Grand High of Danforth. 

The Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution honored eight Washington County high school seniors selected by their respective schools during the annual DAR Good Citizen reception held Tuesday, April 4th at Whiting Community Center. The students had been named by the faculty and students as the school DAR Good Citizen for 2017 and were sponsored by the chapter in the state-wide selection of the 2017 Maine DAR Good Citizen. To be eligible as a DAR Good Citizen, the students must possess to an outstanding degree qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

 Introducing the young people was Carole Sprague, DAR Good Citizen chair, who spoke on the accomplishments of each student, followed by the parents presenting each with their DAR Good Citizen pin. The young people also received a cash award from the chapter and a certificate from the National Society DAR.

 The 2017 DAR Good Citizens honored were Jonathan Lander of Calais High School, son of Jon and Jenn Lander of Calais; Joseph Michael McDonald of Jonesport-Beals High School, son of Joseph and Belinda  McDonald  of Jonesport; Samuel Plummer of East Grand High School, Danforth, son of Alfred and Jill Plummer of Brookton; Mark Anthony of Machias Memorial High School, son of Justin Anthony and Beth Forsing of Machias; Rosemary Nguyen of Narraguagus High School of Harrington, daughter of Christina Nguyen of Harrington; Matthew Harris of Shead High School, Eastport, son of Butch and Janna Harris of Eastport; Jaiden Elmenia Veal of Washington Academy, East Machias, daughter of Pauline Loa of Perry; Sophia Faith McDonald of Woodland Jr/Sr High School of Baileyville, daughter of Carried Perkins and Dan McDonald of Baileyville.