Ada — DAR Good Citizens winners recognized
Chimney Hill chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution extended an invitation to area high schools to participate in DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest. Four of the seven Pontotoc County schools accepted the invitation.
One high school senior was selected as that school’s DAR Good Citizen, exhibiting the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The contest consisted of two parts: 70 percent personal and 30 percent essay.
At the DAR December meeting/reception, four students were recognized with Citizens pin, certificate and wallet recognition card. The winner won $25 and the opportunity to enter the district contest.
Three of the students were unable to attend because of prior commitments. Ruth Ann Taylor, Good Citizens chairman made a presentation to Jacie Sellers, the student representing Latta High School.
The local DAR chapter winner was Jacie Sellers and she received the $25 and read her essay to the chapter. The other finalists were Megan Dillard, Ada High School; Kalli Mowdy, Vanoss High School; and Wyatt Shaw, Byng High School.
Chapter meets for monthly meeting
The Daughters of the American Revolution Chimney Hill Chapter met Jan. 14, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at Ada Arts and Heritage Center.
The opening ritual was led by Regent Dana Hill and Chaplain Jessie Glover. Tommie Beddow led the Pledge of Allegiance, Suzanne McFarlane led “The American’s Creed,” and “The Star Spangled Banner” was led by Ruth Ann Taylor, accompanied by Rita Floyd.
Regent Dana Hill gave the message from President General Lynn Forney Young. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, NSDAR will accept Y-DNA evidence in support of new member applications and supplemental applications.
Vice Regent Ruth Ann Taylor reminded members to bring collected can tabs by the March meeting so that she can take them to State Conference in April.
The minutes of the previous meeting, read by Mary Scalf, were approved as read. Joyce Gentry gave the treasurer’s report.