The Waw-wil-a-way Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was pleased to honor Good Citizenship recipients from the Highland County schools at the April 7 meeting. These are annual awards for outstanding student citizens. The chapter also presented one of the awards for community service.
Students and their families were treated to refreshments provided by hostesses Charleene Tarr, Helen Roe and Cara Pfeifer prior to the awards ceremony held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Each fifth grade student beiong honored read an introduction of themselves, their families and what it means to be a good citizen. These students were chosen by their teachers as representative of the community’s young citizens.
The winners were: Aylah Humphreys of Fairfield Elementary, daughter of Jay and Jennifer Humphreys; Gabrielle Estep of Hillsboro Elementary; Katie Cook of Rainsboro Elementary, daughter of Nathan and Kristy Cook; Jack Purdy-Wylie of Lynchburg-Clay Elementary, son of Kristen Purdy and John Wylie; and Farah Gibson, daughter of Heather and Chet Gibson of Buckskin Elementary, who was unable to attend.
The county’s high school students participate in an essay contest on citizenship. One student was chosen from Highland County. Riley Moberly, a student from Hillsboro High School, was this year’s winner. She is the daughter of JR and Catherine Moberly.
DAR members responsible for the contests are Charleene Tarr and Ellissa Zornes.
Peggy Addington was honored by the Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution for Outstanding Community Service. Peggy has spent her life in service through several organizations and was recently inducted into the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame.
Twenty-three members and several guests were present including students and their families. On May 5, the chapter will meet at 10 a.m. to clean the Mitchell Cemetery on Pea Ridge Road and gather at Janet Florence’s home afterward for refreshments and a meeting.
Submitted by Jane Stowers.