Aledo resident Rachael Larson has received a Good Citizen Award and a college scholarship from the Weatherford Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which met for their annual awards luncheon recently at North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford.
Larson was the only applicant to receive both honors. She is president of the student council at Aledo High School, a four-year cheerleader and a member of National Honor Society, National Thespian Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. Larson is also active with Aledo United Methodist youth council and youth choir and is currently the fundraising chair for a senior youth mission trip to Haiti.
The Good Citizen Award recognizes a graduating senior from each of the seven high schools in Parker County for the character, leadership, service, and patriotism they demonstrate in their homes, schools and communities, Rebecca Henson Peters, a Regent of the Weatherford Chapter, said.
Each student is selected by their high school.
In addition to Larson, this year’s recipients were: Dallin Robertson, Brock; Chase Dodson, Millsap; Abby Long, Peaster; Trevor Simpson, Poolville; Madison Whitehead, Springtown and Hannah Blaisdell, Weatherford.
Since 1924 the Weatherford Chapter has provided an annual scholarship to a young woman or man to further their educational goals. This year, the chapter received 21 applications from across the county from several very deserving graduating seniors, Peters said. The scholarship committee, after much deliberation, awarded four scholarships, all to local young women.
Larson, who received a merit scholarship to Baylor University, is the daughter of Rod and Sylvia Larson of Aledo. She plans to take basic courses at Weatherford College and later transfer to Baylor, where she will major in religious studies.
Weatherford High School’s Tiffany Sinclair, the daughter of James and Trisha Sinclair of Weatherford, plans to study graphic design. Hana Miller, daughter of Hank and Vikki Miller of Weatherford, attends Peaster High School. She plans to major in nursing. Santana Lanier of Poolville, the daughter of Tara Neel and Chad Lanier, would like to obtain a degree in criminal justice and possibly attend the Police Academy.
DAR is a women’s organization with chapters in every state and many foreign countries. Any woman 18 or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.
For more information, go to www.dar/org or attend the next meeting, set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at North Side Baptist Church. Janiece Oliver, a DAR member, will present a program entitled, “From Plowshares to Long Rifles — My Family’s History in the Revolutionary War.”
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