DAR honors student award winners

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ended a successful club year with a luncheon at Duffer’s Pub and Grill at Oak Island Golf Club.

The program was in recognition of student winners of the group’s JROTC scholarships and Good Citizen Awards. Elsie Hinkhouse introduced and presented $100 savings bonds to those JROTC winners at the DAR meeting.

Hinkhouse, chairman of the JROTC committee, presented DAR medals and certificates at the North Brunswick and South Brunswick high school awards presentations. DAR member Nora Hickam attended West Brunswick High School’s JROTC awards assembly. Each JROTC winner received a medal and certificate.

Jessica Doyle, a junior at South Brunswick High School, served as second lieutenant and executive officer for JROTC and is a member of the color guard. She has been a member of the JROTC drill team while living in Okinawa, Japan, her freshman and sophomore years. She is an executive officer for Charlie Company.

She has been an A-B honor roll student her three years in high school. She has also been a volunteer for the Red Cross and Toys for Tots fundraisers.

Kristina Cortes, a graduate of West Brunswick High School, participated in the drill team her freshman year. She was a battalion commander of JROTC her senior year. She was on the A-B honor roll her sophomore year. She participated for four years in the Beach Sweep Program, as well as Special Olympics. She plans to attend North Georgia College and State University (NGCSU).

Jessica Wagnon, a graduate of North Brunswick High School, was cadet captain of the S-4th department and a commander of the rifle team. She was on the A-B honor roll her freshman, sophomore and junior years, and she received straight A’s her senior year.

She was a member of the Light of the World Christian Outreach program for six years. She plans to attend Brunswick Community College and then transfer to Peace College in Raleigh. She plans to pursue a career in religious studies.

Good Citizen Chairman Ginny Cannon introduced the Good Citizen winners at the DAR meeting. They were: Meredith Saye of South Brunswick High School; Emily Watson of North Brunswick High School and Laura Carter of West Brunswick High School.

Emily Watson was also a district winner. These winners were honored at the January DAR meeting.

They received their savings bonds upon graduation.

The Brunswick Town chapter of the DAR always welcomes new members. The DAR is committed to preserving the country’s heritage, fostering education and promoting patriotism, according to a news release.

The chapter invites women who can prove lineal bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence to join the chapter.

For more information, call Lisa Pomeranz at 457-4875 or Martha Winstead at 278-0225.