DAR ‘Good Citizens’ recognized

Published 12:59 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018

At the March meeting of the William Taylor Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) in the Victoria home of Diana Clement, students who were named as their school’s “Good Citizens” were honored at a tea party. Reading their essays to the group were Brittany Tomlinson of Lunenburg and Hannah Lee Bailey of Mecklenburg. Sarah Poarch of Brunswick Academy was unable to attend. These seniors are from the Southside Virginia area represented by the majority of chapter members. The DAR Good Citizens Award, which is presented annually by local chapters, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their schools because they demonstrate such qualities to an outstanding degree. Tomlinson, the recipient from Central High School of Lunenburg, is the daughter of Chris and Holly Tomlinson. She is president of the school’s National Honor Society and committee chair at Virginia’s Model General Assembly. She has been a member of the school’s Homecoming Court and is a participant in many sports including volleyball, softball and cheerleading. Bailey, a senior at Park View High School in South Hill, is the daughter of Paul and Wanda Bailey. Bailey is a member of the BETA club and has almost 50 hours of community service over the last three years. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has played in the marching and concert band for four years. Sarah Poarch, a senior at Brunswick Academy, is the daughter of Brian and Mary Beth Poarch of Emporia. Poarch is a member of various organizations including the Latin Club. She is Student Council Treasurer and captain of the varsity volleyball and basketball teams.