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 ‘Good Citizens’ seniors recognized by local DAR

Five area high school seniors visit Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Elizabeth Wilson Overton after being named the DAR Good Citizens at their schools. The group includes Joanna Resendiz, Horatio; Hayden Stephens, Dierks; Overton; Juday Kirkham, Murfreesboro; and Jamileth Rueda, De Queen. See page 5A of today’s Nashville News-Leader for more on the Good Citizens.

The Good Citizens Program sponsored by the Mine Creek-Paraclifta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on April 2 was at the home of Regent Elizabeth Wilson Overton. The seniors, their family members, the DAR members, prospective member Deb Tackett and special guest, LaTonya Darneish McElroy from De Queen and other guest were served a meal.

One senior from each school in this district is selected each year by their faculty to receive the DAR Good Citizen Award.  The students are chosen for their dependability, service, leadership ability and their patriotism.

Allie Westfall

Regent Overton introduced each senior and presented a DAR pin, a certificate and a scholarship to the students. Each recipient spoke of his or her plans after graduation from high school.  A DAR angel made by DAR member Carrie McGaha of Horatio was given to the winners in appreciation of their achievements.

The Good Citizen seniors attending the program were: Joanna Resendiz from Horatio accompanied by her mom and dad.  She plans to attend the University of Arkansas and pursue a degree in Theatre and minor in Marketing.

Judah Kirkham from Murfreesboro accompanied by Jim and Chandra Kirkham. Judah plans to attend Aerial Lineman School after high school graduation.

Wyatt Pilgreen from Mineral Springs accompanied by Jason and Toyia Pilgreen. After high school graduation he plans to attend the University of the Ozarks and major in Math.

Hayden Stephens from Dierks accompanied by his mother Laurie Stephens. Hayden plans to attend the University of Arkansas and major in Electrical Engineering.

Jamileth Rueda from De Queen accompanied by her sister Cindy. Jamileth plans to attend the University of Arkansas and major in Data Science.

Not present was Allie Westbrook from Nashville. Allie plans to attend SAU and major in Business Marketing.  While attending SAU Allie will participate as a youth worship leader at West Baptist Church.

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