DAR honors 2019 Good Citizen recipients

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Winners of the 2019 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens award—Calyer J. Fagan of Johnstown High School and Jason Ellsworth and Northville Central School—are shown with Jo-Ann Clear, regent, NSDAR Johnstown chapter. Other winners not shown are Avery Christine Fenton of Broadalbin-Perth High School and Shawn Allen of Mayfield Junior-Senior. High School. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized and honored the 2019 recipients of the DAR Good Citizen award.

The winners are Avery Christine Fenton of Broadalbin-Perth High School, Shawn Allen of Mayfield Junior/Senior High School, Jason Ellsworth of Northville Central School and Calyer J. Fagan of Johnstown High School.

The students were selected by their schools based on the DAR good citizens characteristics of dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality), service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility), leadership (personality, self-control, initiative) and patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals).

Jo-Ann Clear, DAR good citizen chairman, introduced each student and presented them with a DAR Good Citizen citation, a DAR Good Citizen pin, a copy of “Robert’s Rules of Order,” the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. A reception for the students and their families was held immediately following the ceremony at the historic James Burk Inn in Johnstown.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890. It is the objective of the DAR are to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence. In his farewell address, General George Washington asked the American people, “to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion.” The DAR seeks to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty. Since its founding in 1890, the DAR has admitted more than 950,000 members.

To learn more about becoming a DAR member, visit the DAR website at www.dar.org or contact Jo-Ann Clear, regent, NSDAR Johnstown chapter.

By Josh Bovee

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