On March 24, the Weatherford Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their annual luncheon at North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford with a record turnout of parents, grandparents, teachers and members.
The Good Citizen Award recognizes a graduating senior from each of the seven high schools in Parker County for their outstanding character, leadership, service and patriotism demonstrated in their homes, schools and communities. Each student was selected by their high school to receive this honor.
This year’s recipients were: Elizabeth Larson-Aledo, daughter of Rod and Sylvia Larson; Rachel Chaggaris-Brock, daughter of Kenneth and Pat Chaggaris; Kenneth C. Markum-Millsap, son of Shanna and Randall Powell; Carolina Gonzalez-Peaster, daughter of Franco and Maria Gonzalez; Haley Simmons-Poolville, daughter of Marcus and Barbara Simmons; Logan Banks- Springtown, son of Robert and Rhonda Banks, and Emma Beaird-Weatherford, daughter of Larry and Tisha Beaird.
Since 1924, the Weatherford Chapter has provided a scholarship annually to a deserving young woman or man to further their educational goals. This year, the chapter received 11 applications from across the county from “very deserving graduating seniors.” The scholarship committee awarded four scholarships to graduating seniors who will be pursuing their education at Weatherford College.
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The first recipient is Dakota Bobbitt of Poolville High School, parents are Kenneth and Teresa Bobbitt. Dakota’s goal is to become a firefighter with the Texas Forest Service.
The second scholarship went to Justine Goulette from Weatherford High School, daughter of Curtis and Jennifer Goulette. Justine has participated in HOSA (Health Occupations) program and earned her CNA this year. She will follow through on her education with the goal to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
The next student named was Olivia Seli, Peaster High School, the daughter of Nicholas and Samantha Seli. Olivia plan is to major in Forensic Science.
The fourth scholarship recipient was Taylor Blankenship-Brock High School, the daughter of Becca and Robb Stites. Taylor also plans to major in Medicine.
DAR is a women’s organization with chapters in every state of the union and many foreign countries. For membership, any woman 18 years of age 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. If you are interested in learning more about DAR, online go to: www.dar/org or, attend their next meeting set for Tues., April 28, at 2 p.m. at North Side Baptist Church fellowship hall. Kathy Smith, Parker County FCS Agent, will be presenting a program, "Tea for Two" on the herbal and medicinal uses of tea.