DAR Good Citizen students selected
Devin Linton of Clopton High School and Shelby Renner of Louisiana High School have been named the DAR Good Citizens at their respective schools. Both were honored by Pike County Chapter DAR, who sponsored the program, at the chapter’s Dec. 4 meeting at First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana. Chapter Regent Louise Sitton welcomed the students and other guests parents Tonya Linton of Eolia and Monica and Philip Renner of Louisiana, Dr. John Picone and Lois Stark. Picone was named by Renner as her favorite teacher at LHS. All joined in the chapter’s opening ritual.
Excellent grade records, activities in school and community and essays were submitted by both students. Secretary and DAR Good Citizen Chairman Marilyn Johnson presented each with a certificate and pin, which was placed by their mothers. The students shared some of their plans for furthering their education with both being interested in the health field.
Everyone enjoyed a Christmas Tea hosted by Cindy Blaylock with members providing an assortment of treats served along with a hot, spiced drink.
Regent Sitton presided during a short business meeting. Members planned to attend the annual Christmas Open House at DAR state headquarters Roslyn Heights in Boonville on December 12.
Johnson was elected as a delegate to attend the MSSDAR State Conference in Columbia May 1-4, 2014. The regent will also attend. The chapter distributed 120 bags of treats for veterans on Veteran’s Day in Louisiana, Clarksville and Eolia.
The chapter will apply for a special projects grant from the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, to assist with the veterans memorial project which has been suggested for placement in Louisiana.
Members will meet on Jan. 8, at Johnson’s home to prepare the chapter’s annual reports of accomplishments of 2013. The meeting will start at 11 a.m. and those attending should bring a brown bag lunch.