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AROUND TOWN: DAR continues tradition, honors 'Good Citizen' students
Their local history dates back to 1895 and continues today as the Zebulon Pike Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution has named 19 graduating high school seniors as recipients of the Good Citizens Award.
The award and scholarship contest was created nationally in 1934 “to reward the qualities of good citizenship.” Students chosen for dependability, service, leadership and patriotism wrote timed essays on “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility in Preserving it,” and Justin Ramsey of Coronado High School received the chapter scholarship. He will compete on the state level.
The 2013 Good Citizens, honored with their families at a Feb. 16 reception tea:
Dominic Licerio, Air Academy; Jeffrey Burbach, Discovery Canyon; Andrew Piersall, Liberty; Courtney Pool, Pine Creek; Sweethope Mapatano, Rampart; Alexa Chacon, Classical Academy; Kellsie Brannon, Doherty; Justin Ramsey, Coronado; Lauren Griffin, Wasson; MacKenzie Hunt, Lewis-Palmer; Eric Marter, Palmer Ridge; Fernanda Orta-Zepeda, Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind; Megan McCrary, Calhan; Jami Funk, Ellicott; Cassandra Jones, Fountain-Fort Carson; William Hotop, Edison; Emma Brachtenbach, Manitou Springs; Veronica Burney, Miami-Yoder; Carlie Noring, Hanover.
All had a wide variety of community participation and hobbies.