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DAR honors Gilmore

The Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR recognized the 2015 DAR Good Citizens nominees at its Wednesday meeting. Pictured from left, Mimi Dorrill, DAR regent, Lauren Post, Charles Henderson High School; BreAnna Sewell, Pike County High School; Madison Gilmore, Pike Liberal Arts School; and Dr. Jean Laliberte, vice-regent.  Gilmore was the winner of the DAR Good Citizens Award. Not pictured, Frances Elizabeth Warrick, Goshen High School. MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELL

The Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR recognized the 2015 DAR Good Citizens nominees at its Wednesday meeting. Pictured from left, Mimi Dorrill, DAR regent, Lauren Post, Charles Henderson High School; BreAnna Sewell, Pike County High School; Madison Gilmore, Pike Liberal Arts School; and Dr. Jean Laliberte, vice-regent. Gilmore was the winner of the DAR Good Citizens Award. Not pictured, Frances Elizabeth Warrick, Goshen High School.
MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELL

Pike Liberal Arts School senior Madison Gilmore was named the recipient of the 2015 Oliver Wiley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award at the chapter’s Wednesday meeting.

Lauren Post, Charles Henderson High School, and BreAnna Sewell, Pike County High School, were selected as the DAR Good Citizens nominees at their schools and were recognized at the meeting. Frances Elizabeth Warrick was the DAR Good Citizen at Goshen High School but was not present at the meeting.

Mimi Dorrill, Chapter regent, said the DAR Good Citizens Award is an opportunity for high school seniors who possess the qualities of good citizenship.

“All of the nominees possess those qualities and all are deserving of the DAR Good Citizens Award,” Dorrill said.

The Good Citizen nominees were asked to write an essay related to the nation’s heritage.

“All of the essays were wonderful,” Dorrill said. “We thank them all for participating and for the lives they are leading.

Gilmore had the honor of reading her essay to the Chapter members and guests.

She said that, as a young country, America has experienced many trying times. But, America, like all good citizens, has the qualities necessary to carry it through trying times.

“As a country, America is dependable,” Gilmore said. “In times of crisis, in times of war, America is there to help. America is trusted at home and around the world.”

Gilmore said America has a strong heritage of outstanding leadership of love and devotion and a commitment to preserve the country’s heritage.

“I am proud of our past and look forward to the future,” Gilmore said.

Dr. Jean Laliberte, vice regent, presented certificates of award to the recipients and expressed congratulations and best wishes to them as they move forward in their educational endeavors and career opportunities.

All of the Good Citizen nominees have outstanding academic records and are also involved in extracurricular activities.

Gilmore is a class representative, a varsity cheerleader, Excel Club member, Drama Club member and a member of the Christian Students organization. Her parents are George and Chris Gilmore.

Post is a member of the CHHS band, the Math Club, Student Government Association and the Key Club. She plans to attend Troy University. Her parents are David and Bindi Post.

Sewell is a member of volleyball and softball teams at PCHS. She is a varsity cheerleader, a member of the SGA and the Art Club. She is also a Bulldog Ambassador. She plans to attend Troy University. Her mom is Lynn Cole.

Warrick is the daughter of Jeffrey and Amy Warrick.

Since its founding in 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution has promoted historic preservation, education and patriotism in communities across the nation. From essay contests to educational materials to youth programs, scholarships, and awards, DAR has something to offer to every community.