D.A.R. recognizes good citizenship
by Mark Andrews
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Recipients of the National Society Daughters of The American Revolution Etowah Chapter Good Citizenship Awards. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
Recipients of the National Society Daughters of The American Revolution Etowah Chapter Good Citizenship Awards. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
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Parents, teachers and administrators on Tuesday gathered at the Cartersville Civic Center as the Daughters of the American Revolution Etowah Chapter recognized 20 local students during the annual presentation of Good Citizenship Awards.

The organization presented award certificates and medals during the annual ceremony, during which a school representative would speak about the character of a student.

Genie Certain of DAR previously said students were chosen by teachers at their respective schools. Students who receive the good citizenship award often excel academically, but must show good leadership to their peers.

During the event, teachers, administrators and even parents spoke on behalf of the students.

“If you’ve been around Ishara for any period of time, you automatically pick up that she has

intrinsic motivation,” Euharlee Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Karen Farr said of student Ishara Merine. “In other words, she always has the desire inside to always do her best, it doesn’t matter what she’s working on, ... and the best part is she does it all with a smile on her face.”

Students recognized during the event also are involved in extra-curricular activities such as athletics and community service.

This year’s Good Citizenship Award recipients are:

McKayla Cantrell of Adairsville Elementary

Jennifer Mendoza of Allatoona Elementary

Raven Waterman of Cartersville Elementary

Alexis Dunlap of Clear Creek Elementary

Sophia Gomez of Cloverleaf Elementary

Alexis Stone of Emerson Elementary

Ishara Merine of Euharlee Elementary

Bella Spencer of Excel Christian Academy

Riley Nelson of Hamilton Crossing

Ethan Stump of Kingston Elementary

Reece McCamy of Mission Road Elementary

Adam Hall of Pine Log Elementary

Michele Maserjian of Taylorsville Elementary

Atisham Ajma of White Elementary

Inga Megee of Adairsville Middle

Maggie Dent of Cartersville Middle

Madison Dunn of Cass Middle

Zara Rainey of Excel Christian Academy

Arlene Cornejo of South Central Middle

Amelia Payne of Woodland Middle