By Patriot Leger Staff
The Col. Thomas Lothrop Old Colony Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution honored four students at the chapter’s 2020 Good Citizens award ceremony March 8 at the Lightkeepers House in Cohasset.
Each student was nominated by the staff and faculty of their high schools and wrote an essay on the topic “You and your peers are our nation’s leaders. How would you energize America’s youth to fully engage as effective citizens? Why is this important?”
The honorees included Christina Murphy, Hull High School; Benjamin Smith, Cohasset High School; Courtney Woodward, Whitman-Hanson High School; and Olivia Marcelin, Weymouth High School.
The DAR Good Citizens program recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities. The program is open to all high school seniors in public or private schools, accredited by their state board of education.
The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities to an outstanding degree: dependability, which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality; service, which includes cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others; leadership, which includes personality, self-control and the ability to assume responsibility; and patriotism, which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation.
Each honoree was presented with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol, with certificates signed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, as well as an award of $100 provided by the chapter. Rep. Joan Meschino, D-3rd Plymouth, was on hand to present the proclamations. Senators Patrick O’Connor, R-Plymouth and Norfolk, and Michael Brady, R-2nd Plymouth and Bristol, and Representatives James Murphy, D-4th Norfolk, and Josh Cutler, D-6th Plymouth, helped procure the proclamations. Refreshments were donated by Stop and Shop, Starbuck and chapter members.
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