The awards were established by the National Society DAR.

General Nash, Indian Valley Middle School students receive Daughter of the American Revolution honors

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Several students at regional schools received the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) medals and certificates at their end-of-year awards programs, through the organization’s Towamencin Chapter. The awards were established by the National Society DAR.

DAR Youth Leadership Medals and Certificates were awarded to seven students from three local school. The recipients were selected by school faculty, identifying individuals who best demonstrated the qualities of good citizenship, honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism:

General Nash Elementary School (North Penn School District): Sixth-grader Sadie Zavada and fifth-grader Giulia Della Porta.

    Teacher Calvin Kuiken left and Principal Dr. William Bowen flank Youth Leadership Award recipients from General Nash Elementary Giulia Della Porta, left, and Sadie Zavada.
 Towamencin DAR 

Indian Valley Middle School (Souderton Area School District): Eighth-grader Aisling Shelly

St. Mary’s School (Schwenksville): Eighth-grader Caeli Ciprero, seventh-grader Saige Perkins-Lee, sixth-grader Lena Gaspar, and fifth-grader Lillian Fry

North Penn High School senior Cadet Colonel Mia Dempsy was awarded DAR’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) medal. This award is presented to a cadet who has demonstrated loyalty and patriotism and has earned scholastic achievement. 

    Mia Dempsy, left, pictured with Towamencin DAR chapter daughter Joan LaMonica who presented the award.
 Towamencin DAR 

The cadet is selected based on qualities including dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, and a patriotic understanding of the importance of JROTC training. Mia will be continuing her education at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, with a major in Aviation.

About DAR

Towamencin Chapter of the DAR is located in Lansdale.  DAR is a non-political service organization that promotes historic preservation, education, and patriotism, and is open to any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. For more information about becoming a member, please contact [email protected].

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