PRINCETON — The Princeton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored area students during a luncheon March 2 at Hampshire Colony Congregational Church.
Nine students were winners of the DAR Good Citizen Award: Alexander Peck of Bureau Valley High School, Berenice Campos of DePue High School, Westley Schmidt of Hall High School, Alexa Loftus of Ohio High School, Caleb Sarff of LaMoille High School, Michaela Crowe of Princeton High School, Anna Mattern of Putnam County High School, Joseph Peacock of St. Bede Academy, and Olivia Koll of Henry-Senachwine High School.
DAR Good Citizens are selected at their individual schools by faculty and peers based upon leadership, service, dependability and patriotism.
Sarff’s essay for the DAR Good Citizens has advanced to District II judging.
Ryan Frank of Princeton High School was winner of the Christopher Columbus essay. Students were asked to write about why a country would fund the trip of an explorer from a different country. Columbus, an Italian, was an explorer whose funding was provided by Spain. The essay was written by students in ninth through 12th grade.
Graeham Rumley of Princeton Christian Academy was winner of the American History essay. Students were to imagine living in 1918 and determine how the end of the Great War would impact life at that time. The essay was written by students in fifth through eighth grades.
Additionally, the Princeton Chapter awarded a DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal to a student for the first time. The award was given to Peacock. The medal is awarded to a student participating in a non-ROTC, military-affiliated cadet program funded by a school or private organization.
Peacock was recognized as a cadet who has distinguished himself through outstanding leadership, honor, service, courage and patriotism. Peacock is in the Civil Air Patrol (Air Force Auxiliary) based at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru.