PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois Chapter NSDAR honored area students during its Youth Luncheon on March 1 at Ye Old Underground Inn in Princeton.
Students honored are the DAR Good Citizens from around the area. These students were selected at their respective schools by their peers and faculty. Consideration for selection is based on dependability (truthfulness, honesty and punctuality); service (cooperation, helpfulness and responsibility); leadership (personality, self-control and initiative); and patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals).
The students and the schools represented were: Jarrett Freeman, Ohio High School; Luke Lovgren, LaMoille High School; Francisco Villagomez, DePue High School; Stephanie Gripp, Bureau Valley High School; Pamela Needs, St. Bede Academy; Morgan Filippini, Hall High School; and Peyton Hammerich, Princeton High School. As chapter winner, Gripp’s essay was forwarded to district competition.
All students received a certificate, DAR Good Citizen pin and a U.S. flag, which were presented by Elizabeth Hauger, DAR Good Citizens committee chapter chairwoman.
Also recognized was Bethanie Quarton of Ohio High School for her essay entered in the Christopher Columbus American History contest. Her task was to consider the three ships in the Christopher Columbus fleet and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the late 15th century ships.
Her certificate came from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C., and was issued by the National Italian American Foundation. Janet Koch, American History committee chapter chairwoman, awarded her a DAR Challenge Coin.
The American history award for junior high school students was presented to Christian Rosario of Princeton Christian Academy. He was to imagine living in 1919 during the time when Women’s Suffrage was having a political and social impact on society. He was asked about the pros and cons of women getting the vote in the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He was awarded a bronze medal by American History committee chapter chairwoman Janet Koch.
Invited guests of the Princeton-Illinois Chapter DAR included families of the students and faculty members from the named area schools. The program of the day was the recitation of the three chapter winning essays. Reading their essays were Gripp, Quarton and Rosario.