The General Jethro Sumner Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced the winners of the DAR Good Citizenship Award Program. This program is intended to recognize and reward the qualities of good citizenship represented by seniors in Sumner County high schools.

The students must have the following qualities: Dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality); Service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility); Leadership (personality, self-control, initiative); and Patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals).

The faculty at each high school selects one senior to be the recipient of the Good Citizenship Award. Each awardee is presented with the official DAR Good Citizen Medal by the General Jethro Sumner Chapter, NSDAR.

The 2020 awardees are, in alphabetical order:

Beech High School: Hannah Brown. Hannah plans to attend Western Kentucky University in the fall and major in History. she is enrolled with Mahurin Honors College.

Gallatin High School: Kayli Lucas. Kayli will attend the University of Alabama and major in Biology and explore the endless possibilities in STEM research and vocations.

Hendersonville High School: Isabella Grace Patterson. Bella plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she will major in Elementary Education. Her future plans include Young Life Camp, spending time with friends and family, and being in the Great Outdoors.

Merrol Hyde Magnet School: Carleigh Smith. Carleigh will attend Union University in the fall and major in Nursing with a minor in Spanish. She hopes to eventually work as a pediatric oncology nurse, where she can pursue her passion for helping children and families during difficult times in their lives.

Portland High School: Zachary Colovos. Zachary plans to attend Western Kentucky University in the fall to pursue a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. In the future, he hopes to work at NASA.

Westmoreland High School: Anna Yankee. Anna has selected Western Kentucky University to attend and will be majoring in International Studies. Her goal is to become a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) for the United States.

White House High School: Hanna Potts. Hannah plans to attend Belmont University and major in Neuroscience.

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