Honored by Don Jose Verdugo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution were four students for the DAR Good Citizen Award from the four local high schools. The award ceremony was held at a luncheon meeting at the La Cañada Country Club. The students with their parents and a school representative were welcomed by Regent Beverly Easley and the members attending. These young women were selected by a faculty committee on the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.
CAROLINE EDWARDS from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwards and Katy Sadlier, vice principal. Her school activities and honors are: ASB President, SALT (a dance group). Cross Country, Academic Excellence in Religion, Chemistry, AP English IV, U.S. History, .member of LIFE(Living in Faith Experience).
Her activities in the community are: Team leader for AIDS Walk LA two years in a row., tutor underpriviledged children in Altadena, served food to the homeless in Glendale, taught AIDS awareness in Alhambra. She plans to go to New York University. She wants to work in international relations to make better relations between the US and our foreign allies.
JANET LEE from Crescenta Valley High School was accompanied by her father, Issac Lee and Kory Combs, faculty member from CV. Her activities are Symphonic Orchestra, Band, Robotics and Christian Club. Her honors are National Merit Commended Student. AP Scholar with Distinction, Golden State Scholar and Community Service Award. She volunteers at Descanso Gardens and La Crescenta Library and VBS Leader at Young Nak Presbyterian Church.
She hopes to attend either University of Southern California, New York University or Stanford University. "In the future, I hope to become either a neuro or cardio surgeon, after going to medical school and earning a doctorate. In addition, I hope to be able to travel and explore new places instead of staying in one place my whole life," she said.
ANSLEY ORONA from Flintridge Preparatory was accompanied by her mother, Kathryn Wullschkoger and her father Felix Orona and her step-mother Diane Orona. Her school activities and honors are Assistant Student Body President, Head Prom Chairman, Humanities Award, Dean's List and Cum Laude Society. Her community activities are volunteering at KPCC (the local Pasadena public radio station), volunteering for the SDC for pre-schoolers in La Cañada Unified School District. She hopes to attend college at Georgetown University. She is seriously considering both Foreign Service and Business School in college.
AMANDA SLATTERY from La Cañada High School was accompanied by her mother, Kerri Slattery, and from La Cañada faculty, Sally Spangler. Amanda is a member of the varsity swimming team, JV tennis, French Club and PTSA member. Her honors include National Honor Society Member, National Merit Scholar Commended Student. Her community activities include Youth and Government, Delegation Chaplain. Campaign Division Leader and active in the Youth program at La Cañada Presbyterian Church. She hopefully will attend either the University of Pennsylvania or Villanova University. She hopes to attend a four year university and major in political science and then go to law school. She hopes to work in politics or political communications.
Those members enjoying the day included Joan Ayotte. Sherry Beckman, Wendy Cate, Sally Emerson, Eleanor Eckert, Virginia Emrey, Lisa Harley. Mary Anne Houston, Betty Jones, Marie Jordan, Sandy Krutilek, Shirley McQueen, Nadine Russek, Suzanne Stanfill, Helen Steadman, Vivian Wallace, Terry Waltzer and Shiloh Williams.
DAR is a non-political organization of over 200,000 from all over the USA who are related to a soldier or patriot who served in the Revolutionary War. It is a service organization who support veterans of all wars and help preserve historical papers and places. For membership information, call 790-5315 or 845-7593.