DAR Good Citizen Photo

Stephanie Dempsey (Chapter Regent), Lucas Stewart (Good Citizen Recipient), Gabrielle Koehler (Good Citizen Recipient), Deborah Seelos (Good Citizen Chairperson) (left to right) at the DAR meeting last month. Photo by Margaret Dempsey

The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently celebrated area high school students who were named 2021-2022 DAR Good Citizens. Members and guests gathered at historic Elm Place in Avon in December, where guests were provided a history of this lovely home and property. Two area Good Citizen winners, Gabrielle Koehler (Avon Central School) and Lucas Stewart (Livonia Central School) attended. Winners who were not present included Katelyn Curry (York Central School) and Nicole Martell-Dale (Mount Morris Central School).

The Good Citizen award celebrates outstanding students who exemplify American values of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. These Good Citizens recipients also make outstanding contributions to their family, community, and school throughout their high school careers. Highlights of their accomplishments and academic excellence were shared with members and parents. Gabrielle and Lucas read their essays on the importance qualities of good citizens for the strength of our nation and to America’s future.

The DAR is one of the largest lineage-base women’s service organization in the world, dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. The members of the organization are all proven descendants from men and women who aided in the fight for Independence during the American Revolution. The DAR recently welcomed their 1 millionth member since the founding of their organization in 1896. The local chapter, the Ska-Hase-Ga-O Chapter from Lima, NY, was founded in 1908 and recently celebrated their 113th anniversary.

For more information about the DAR, the DAR Good Citizen Program or the local Ska-Hase-Ga-O chapter, please contact skahasegao@gmail.com or Ska-Hase-Ga-O PO Box 102 Avon, NY 14414.

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