At its Feb. 8 American History Luncheon, the Twenty-First Star Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored students of Maine East, Maine South, Maine West, Niles North and Niles West high schools as their "Outstanding American History Scholars" and "Good Citizens."
As juniors last May, up to 15 students at each high school received a "Certificate of Award for Outstanding Work in American History." From this group, each school announced the top student.
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The criteria used may differ slightly at each school, but includes: scholarship; commitment to academic excellence; a passion for history; a love of learning; positive attitude; and good character.
Each winner was introduced by DAR Twenty-First Star Chapter Historian Patricia Gould and presented with a special medal and gifts by DAR Twenty-First Star Chapter Regent Joy Martin.
Maine East High School's winner is George Jabbour; Maine South High School's Peggy Ross American History Scholar is Renee Kumon; Maine West High School's winner is Angela Remus; Niles North's winner is Robert Moss; and Niles West's winner is Samantha Chao.
Five students from the Maine and Niles Township high schools received the DAR Good Citizen Award. To receive this award, the students needed to demonstrate leadership, service, dependability and patriotism and be recognized by their teachers and members of the senior class for these accomplishments.
Each winner was introduced by DAR Twenty-First Star Chapter Good Citizen chairman Patricia Gould and presented with a pin and gifts by DAR Twenty-First Star Chapter Regent Joy Martin.
Maine East High School winner is Angela Marie Wong; Maine South High School winner is Patrick Wohl; Maine West High School winner is Margaret McCabe; Niles North High School winner is Sumona Munshi; and Niles West High School winner is Julia Rose Zasso.
Any woman ages 18 and older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership in the DAR.
Our Twenty-First Star Chapter provides genealogy research assistance to apply for membership.
For details, call (847) 328-6946.
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