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Antietam Chapter DAR honors five county students

March 20, 2013
  • Five Washington County students were honored as Good Citizens by Antietam Chapter DAR. From left, Eileen Renwick, Antietam Chapter regent; Allison Staubs, Tech High; Jessica Swarner, St. Maria Goretti; Amy Callandrelle, North Hagerstown High; Melanie Garvey, Smithsburg High; Jennifer Webber, Boonsboro High; and former Maryland State Regent RuAnn George.
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Five students from Boonsboro, Smithsburg, North Hagerstown, St. Maria Goretti and Washington County Technical high schools were honored as Good Citizens by Antietam Chapter DAR, as were their parents, principals, and counselors at a luncheon that took place March 13 at Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378.

Eileen Renwick, regent, welcomed the guests, including Dr. Chuckia Brown-Tisdale, the guest speaker, and RuAnn George, honorary state regent, who brought “greetings.”

Students’ selection was based on qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Each student who applied was asked to describe in detail how they had demonstrated these qualities in his or her individual activities at school and in their communities.

They were also required to submit grade transcripts, letters of recommendation, and complete an essay whose topic was selected by the National DAR.

Mindy Marsden, registrar, introduced one student at a time and described the variety of accomplishments each had achieved. Then each  was presented with a DAR Good Citizen certificate, a DAR pin and a monetary gift.

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The guest speaker, Brown-Tisdale, an internist in the WillowWood Adult Medicine practice at Robinwood Medical Center, spoke to the five girls about her experiences and her successes as a young student studying in the field of medicine.

Photographs were taken by chapter editor Cyndi Etzel.

The centerpieces designed by Nancy Troup were presented to the winners and the guest speaker.

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