2018 DAR Good Citizens named

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Outstanding students from area high schools were honored as DAR Good Citizens at a recent meeting of the Dripping Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. State DAR Regent, Mrs. Nancy S. Folk, of Hoover, presented the students with their commemorative certificates and pins.

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability – which includes truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality; service – which includes cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others; leadership – which includes personality, self-control and the ability to assume responsibility; and patriotism – which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation to an outstanding degree.

Pictured are Dr. Nancy Horton, Dripping Springs Good Citizens chair (front) with DAR Good Citizens honored at the ceremony: (front, left to right): Leah Rose Mami, Saint Bernard Preparatory School; Savannah Taylor, Cold Springs; Carrie Doss, Good Hope, Hillary Holcomb, Vinemont; and Nancy S. Folk, Alabama State DAR regent; (back, left to right): Julia Floyd, Dripping Springs regent; Asante’ Wilson, Hanceville; Colby Tyree, West Point and overall Good Citizen winner; Colby Hutson, Cullman. Not pictured is second-place Good Citizen winner, Gunter Reid Hollis, Holly Pond.

Th ceremony was held in the Bob Sapp Room at the First Methodist Church in Cullman.

This community note was submitted by Tribune columnist Jimmie Dean Carnell, whose weekly column, "News from the Pond," is published in print on Saturdays.