DAR Honors Seven Local Students

Photos courtesy Martin Severance Chapter DAR Good Citizen award winners Johanna Dickie, Blair High School; Brenda Lopez-Ardon, John Muir High School; Zoe Reed, Marshall Fundamental School; Natalie Scigliano, Alverno Heights Academy and Gray Harmon, Pasadena High School. Not pictured: Sarah Lizarde, St. Monica Academy.
Photos courtesy Martin Severance Chapter DAR
Good Citizen award winners Johanna Dickie, Blair High School; Brenda Lopez-Ardon, John Muir High School; Zoe Reed, Marshall Fundamental School; Natalie Scigliano, Alverno Heights Academy and Gray Harmon, Pasadena High School. Not pictured: Sarah Lizarde, St. Monica Academy.
American History Essay Contest winner Nathaniel Elson Rogers, from St. Monica Academy with Sarah Towne-diCicco, essay contest chair.
American History Essay Contest winner Nathaniel Elson Rogers, from St. Monica Academy with Sarah Towne-diCicco, essay contest chair.

Pasadena’s Martin Severance Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual Awards Breakfast honoring seven local students in two categories — American history and good citizenship. Phyllis Lynes, regent, opened the chapter meeting and welcomed everyone, and the Blair High School ROTC Honor Guard presented the colors.
The DAR Good Citizen Award is given annually to outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The chapter honored six winners: Gray Harmon, Pasadena High School; Sarah Lizarde, St. Monica Academy; Zoe Reed, Marshall Fundamental High School; Johanna Dickie, Blair High School; Brenda Lopez-Ardon, John Muir High School; and Natalie Scigliano, Alverno Heights Academy. Each honoree received a monetary award, a certificate and a pin from the chapter. Johanna Dickie was selected as the chapter winner and will represent the chapter at the district level.
Also recognized was Nathaniel Elson Rogers from St. Monica Academy, honored as the American History Award winner. DAR’s American History Essay Contest was established to encourage elementary and middle school students to think creatively about America’s history and learn about it in a personal way. A national committee selects a thought-provoking essay topic; this year students were asked to imagine living in 1918, just after Armistice with an essay titled: “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars.” A judging panel evaluated the essay submissions and selected Rogers, who was also the essay winner for the local district as well as the state of California. He will next advance to regionals and then national competition.
The Martin Severance Chapter was established in 1914 and is open to any woman 18 years or older regardless of race, religion or ethnic background that can prove lineage descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information, contact Phyllis Lynes at martin.severance.dar@gmail.com.

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