Alfred Moore DAR Announces Winners
The Alfred Moore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its luncheon meeting at CCNC to recognize this year's chapter essay winners.
Awards were presented to Kelsey Noyes, a fifth-grade student at Vass- Lakeview Elementary School for her American history essay, "I Spy Espionage During the American Revolution."
Jeffrey Barrett, an 11th grade student at North Moore High School, won the award for the Christopher Columbus essay contest that asked "How did the voyages of Columbus change our perception of geography and alter world economics?"
The essays have been submitted for further consideration in the district competition. The winner from the district is then entered in the state competition.
DAR Good Citizen Awards
The DAR Good Citzenship Award has been presented to Brooke Nicole Strider and to Ashley Kristen Thompson.
Strider is the daughter of Rickey and Vicky Strider of Robbins. She is a senior at North Moore High School, where she is editor-in-chief of the school yearbook, was selected to participate in regional and state competitions in FBLA, captain of the varsity cheerleading squad and vice president of the senior class.
A top 10 state winner in computer applications I in 2007, she plans to attend a North Carolina university to seek a master's degree in business administration.
Thompson is the daughter of Jeff and Kim Thompson of Cameron. The Union Pines senior is the school representative for the superintendent of Moore County Schools as well as a senior mentor and president of the National Honor Society. The recipient of many awards, she was nominated for Governor's School and for a Morehead-Cain Scholarship. She is active in her church youth group and is considering a major in elementary education and graphic design at a North Carolina university.
The DAR Good Citizenship Award has been presented for more than 50 years. Nominees are selected by the faculty of their school, who choose three seniors who have demonstrated, in an outstanding way, the qualities of a good citizen. The qualities are dependability, which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality; service which includes cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others; leadership, which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility and patriotism, which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation.
From these three students, the senior class selects one student. "The Alfred Moore Chapter of the DAR is pleased to present Brooke and Ashley with the DAR Good Citizenship award," says a spokesman. "They both exhibit strong dedication to their education and a sense of responsibility to their communities and show patriotism for their country."
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