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Twenty First Star Chapter DAR Recognizes State History Scholars

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  • This year's Illinois State Scholar, Melanie Ciancio and General Henry Dearborn Scholarship winner, Vivian Kelly with Twenty First Star Chapter DAR member Mary Johnson and Regent Joy Martin.

      This year's Illinois State Scholar, Melanie Ciancio and General Henry Dearborn Scholarship winner, Vivian Kelly with Twenty First Star Chapter DAR member Mary Johnson and Regent Joy Martin.
    Gail Enault

 
Gail Enault

The Twenty First Star Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a Continental Breakfast on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Illinois History Scholars, Melanie Ciancio and Vivian Kelly were honored by new, old and prospective members.

Melanie Ciancio is the winner of the Illinois State Scholarship. She has recently graduated from Willowbrook High School. She will be attending the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and plans to major in aeronautic engineering. Melanie's outstanding scholastic achievements include a class rank of 3 out of a class of 532 and a GPA of 4.69 out of 4.0. She also maintains a full schedule of music, sports and community service through her church's youth group.

Vivian Kelly has won the General Henry Dearborn Scholarship for the second year in a row. She is currently a sophomore at Northwestern University where she is majoring in history and legal studies. Upon graduation she plans on pursuing a law degree. Vivian volunteers at the local library teaching English and plans to use her skills to teach English in Korea next year.

Women in the Northwest Suburban area, who are interested in learning more about the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Dorothy Wilson at (847) 328-6946 for further details. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal decent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

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