The Louisa St. Clair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced their Youth and Education Award recipients last month (Feb. 8) at their chapter meeting at the Edison Boat Club in Detroit. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. The John Paul Jones Society, Children of the American Revolution hosted the luncheon.
See attached pictures for award winners.
Louisa St. Clair (LSC) Chapter DAR 2nd Vice-Regent Peggy Scully and John Paul Jones Society, (Children of the American Revolution) CAR president Grosse Pointe South HS student Jonathan Theros. The Society recently earned 8 awards from the Michigan State Society of the CAR.
The DAR Youth Citizenship Medals - Back row, L to R : Brownell Principal Mike Dib, Louisa St. Clair Chapter DAR 2nd Vice-Regent Peggy King Scully and Pierce Asst. Principal Judy Gaffrey; and the recipients - Front row, L to R : Brownell MS : Trinity McClinton, Hannah O'Grady, Daniel Garan and Pierce MS : Elizabeth Smith, Thomas Hutchison, and Hannah Blanzy. Students were recommended by their school principals based on the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.
Award winners for DAR Good Citizen (L to R) Crystal Head -- Renaissance High School; Luis Gonzalez -- Cass Technical High School; Christine Griffin -- East English Village Preparatory Academy; Jmahl Young -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School; Louisa St. Clair Chapter Chairperson Kris Fontichiaro; and Brendan Lopus -- University of Detroit Jesuit High School. Students were recommended by their school principals based on the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.
"Outstanding Teacher of American History Award" - Adam Hellebuyck, Chair, Dept. of History and the Social Studies, University Liggett School; LSC Chapter Historian Shirley Hartert, and LSC Chapter winner for the "Outstanding Teacher of American History Award", Jane Healey, PhD from ULS.
Healey is a Grosse Pointe Woods resident and has been with ULS for 3 years and initiated ULS students partnering with the Detroit Historical Museum to research primary historical records and contribute to develop info to be posted on the Museum website. Dr. Healey also developed a unique course on Women's Roles in American History, the first in Michigan.
Junior American Citizen's Community Service Award Winner - Assumption Nursery School Director Melissa Sharp and Assumption 4-year old class teacher Kathy Fricke
American History Essay Contest Recipients: (L to R) Brownell Middle School student, Theodore Yaldoo; Van Vechten Christian Academy students Benjamin & Sarah Van Vechten; Brownell students: Lauren Fleckenstein, Dre Marinescu, and Hanna Naimo; Pierce Middle school student CeCe Diehl, Marge Dever (LSDAR American History Essay Contest Chair), and Brownell student Kathryn Tazzia.