Daughters of the American Revolution honor community leaders

Betty Heenan, chapter American History Committee chairman, with American History Committee Essay Award winners, from left, Tommy Johnson, Adams Traditional School fifth grade chapter and state society winner; Ryan Taylor, Cocopah Middle School sixth grade chapter winner; Ashley Greer, Cocopah Middle School seventh grade chapter winner; Grace Taylor, Cocopah Middle School eighth grade chapter and state society winner; Twyla Preising, Chaparal High School social studies and honors American history teacher. Ms. Heenan also announced the chapter winner of the Christopher Columbus essay contest,  Kamren Gilbard of Chaparral High School, in front of the student body through the school’s television.

Betty Heenan, chapter American History Committee chairman, with American History Committee Essay Award winners, from left, Tommy Johnson, Adams Traditional School fifth grade chapter and state society winner; Ryan Taylor, Cocopah Middle School sixth grade chapter winner; Ashley Greer, Cocopah Middle School seventh grade chapter winner; Grace Taylor, Cocopah Middle School eighth grade chapter and state society winner; Twyla Preising, Chaparal High School social studies and honors American history teacher. Ms. Heenan also announced the chapter winner of the Christopher Columbus essay contest, Kamren Gilbard of Chaparral High School, in front of the student body through the school’s television.

Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored outstanding achievement and leadership in the community at its annual awards assembly buffet luncheon March 7 at Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale.

DAR promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism through committees. Grand Canyon chapter’s awards assembly showcases the high-water mark accomplishments of student, teacher and community members who forward the nation’s heritage.

Awards were given by chairmen of the following committees: American Heritage, American History, Chapter Historian, Community Service, DAR Good Citizen, DAR Service for Veterans, Junior American Citizens, and Public Relations and Media.

DAR founder Eugenia Washington stated, “We want a society founded on service.”

Grand Canyon Chapter proudly spotlights youth and adults whose service extends beyond a job description or curriculum.

For more information on DAR visit www.dar.org.

The next Grand Canyon chapter meeting is April 4. Guests are welcome. For reservations contact regent Kathy Shields at 602-820-5427 or dargrandcanyon@gmail.com.

Seated, John Jennings, retired CEO Safeguard Security and Communications, past executive director Hospice of the Valley and DAR Community Service Award honoree; Sarah Jennings; and Ricki Dee Jennings.  Standing, from left, Susan von Hellens, chapter vice regent; Jean Howell, chapter Public Relations and Media chairman; Terrance Thornton, DAR Local Media Award winner and editor of the Scottsdale and Town of Paradise Valley Independents; and Kathy Shields, chapter regent.

Seated, John Jennings, retired CEO Safeguard Security and Communications, past executive director Hospice of the Valley and DAR Community Service Award honoree; Sarah Jennings; and Ricki Dee Jennings. Standing, from left, Susan von Hellens, chapter vice regent; Jean Howell, chapter Public Relations and Media chairman; Terrance Thornton, DAR Local Media Award winner and editor of the Scottsdale and Town of Paradise Valley Independents; and Kathy Shields, chapter regent.

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