DAR announces 2023-2024 Youth Leadership, Good Citizens award recipients

Published 9:15 am Thursday, April 11, 2024

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The Old Three Notch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 DAR Youth Leadership and Good Citizens Award winners.

The DAR Youth Leadership Medal is presented to a male or female student who exemplifies the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. The program is open to students in grades 5-11, and there may only be one medal awarded per grade per school.

The DAR Good Citizens Award, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. This program is only open to high-school seniors whose schools are accredited by their state board of education or a recognized accrediting organization such that a General Education Development (GED) test is not required to receive a high school diploma. Only one senior per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen. United States citizenship is not required.

These students have been selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

The Good Citizens awards will be presented along with the Youth Leadership award. There will be a ceremony for all award recipients in the auditorium of Andalusia City Hall on Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Youth Leadership award winners will receive a pin and certificate. The Good Citizen award winners will receive a pin, a certificate, and a red, white, and blue cord to wear at graduation.

Award recipients for 2023-2024 are as follows:

  • Andalusia – 5th Grade: Arcael Parker, 6th Grade: Trevor Tyer, 7th Grade: Rylee Wingard, 8th Grade: Emma Beth Ennis, 9th Grade: Annistyn Page, 10th Grade: Tyler Levitzke, 11th Grade: Davis Drish, 12th Grade: Nyla Crittenden
  • Fleeta – 5th Grade: JT Clark, 6th Grade: Payton Owens, 7th Grade: Naomi Qualls, 8th Grade: Zoey Crawford
  • Florala/W.S. Harlan – 5th Grade: Declan Odom, 6th Grade: Ava Anderson, 7th Grade: Cristian Zamora-Garica, 8th Grade: Cerena Lugo, 9th Grade: Matthew Prescott, 10th Grade: Annabelle Bookout, 11th Grade: Kennith Dalton Jackson, 12th Grade: Alyssa Gracie Anderson
  • Opp – 5th Grade: Hunter Allen Johnson, 6th Grade: Colton Michael Eubanks, 7th Grade: Parker Kaitlynn Hall, 8th Grade: Peyton Campbell, 9th Grade: Emmaline Harrison, 10th Grade: Clay Kyser, 11th Grade: Haylee Booth, 12th Grade: Hank Messer
  • Pleasant Home – 5th Grade: Emma Gayle Pate, 6th Grade: Eden Raine Youngblood, 7th Grade: Caliana McKenna Bush, 8th Grade: Chloe Michelle Bush, 9th Grade: Elgin Cornelius McMeans, 10th Grade: Brylie Ann Griffin, 11th Grade: Nathaniel Paul Hobbs, 12th Grade: Meredith Grace Wilson
  • Red Level – 5th Grade: ZyNilah Stoudemire, 6th Grade: Brody Stafford, 7th Grade: Lucy Owens, 8th Grade: Jonathan Nolen, 9th Grade: Alyssa Lee, 10th Grade: Hunner Golemon, 11th Grade: Savannah Braun, 12th Grade: Nicole Frank
  • Straughn – 5th Grade: Presley Clark Sanders, 6th Grade: Christopher Lane Landon, 7th Grade: Billy Wyatt Cantaline, 8th Grade: Ace Scott Carter, 9th Grade: Abby Driver, 10th Grade: Savannah Neal, 11th Grade: Arina Thai, 12th Grade: Ryan Cobb

With over 3,000 DAR chapters all across the United States, 14 women established the Old Three Notch chapter in Covington County in 1956. The oldest member joined the organization in 1960. Carol Ann-Mullins serves as the current regent (president) of the Old Three Notch chapter.

For more information visit dar.org or message the Andalusia DAR page on Facebook.