Battle of Shallow Ford Chapter of DAR honors students

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Battle of Shallow Ford Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in Winston-Salem has recognized the following students for the DAR Good Citizen Awards. The DAR Good Citizens program recognizes outstanding high school seniors, who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities.

Emily Post, Forbush High School’s DAR Good Citizen Award. Post was chosen because she exemplifies the qualities of service, dependability, leadership and patriotism. She is the daughter of Daniel and Carolyn Post of Yadkinville. Post entered the contest by writing an essay entitled: “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.” The focus question of this essay was: “What new challenges will America face as we move forward into the future?” Emily’s essay was also the chapter’s winning essay and was sent on the compete at the district level.

Winners not pictured:

Hannah Crews, Walkertown High School’s DAR Good Citizen Award. Crews is the daughter of Timothy and Kimberly Crews of Winston-Salem. Crews was chosen because she exemplifies the qualities of service, dependability, leadership and patriotism. She also entered the scholarship contest by writing an essay entitled: “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.” The focus question of this essay was: “What new challenges will America face as we move forward into the future?”

Elizabeth Poppe, Forsyth Country Day School’s DAR Good Citizen Award. Poppe is the daughter of Craig and Christine Poppe of Advance. Elizabeth was chosen because she exemplifies the qualities of service, dependability, leadership, and patriotism.

Anna Nichols, Calvary Baptist Day School’s DAR Good Citizen Award. Nichols is the daughter of Todd and Annette Nichols of Winston-Salem. She was chosen because she exemplifies the qualities of service, dependability, leadership and patriotism.

The organization has also announced the chapter’s winners in the American History Contest. In honor the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on June 4, 1919, the topic for this year’s contest was “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign.”  Students were to imagine they lived in 1919 while the women’s suffrage campaigns were having impact on Americans politically and socially and to discuss the pros and cons of the new amendment.

The fifth-grade winner is Abigail Page, daughter of Emmett and Sarah Page of Winston-Salem. Page attends Friedberg Elementary. The seventh-grade winner is Elizabeth Howell. She is the daughter of Becky Howell of  Pfafftown. Howell attends St. John’s Lutheran School. Both essays not only won at the local level but they both went on to win at the district level and are the state winners. The girls will be recognized at the NCSDAR Awards’ Luncheon on April 27 in Raleigh.