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Local Daughters of the America Revolution chapter awards 28 local students

–The El Paso do Robles Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently awarded 28 deserving local students with good citizenship medals and certificates.

One student from each of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at each participating school is chosen to represent their school with the following qualifications:

Honor: honesty – high principles, trustworthiness, loyalty, truthfulness, punctuality, moral strength and stability, cleanliness in mind and body.
Service: cooperation, meritorious behavior, bringing honor to school or community, kindliness, unselfishness, true Americanism – individual responsibility to home, to country, and to God.
Courage: mental and physical, determination to overcome obstacles.
Leadership: personality – originality – ability to lead and hold others – good sportsmanship – responsibility.
Patriotism: fundamental Americanism


The following schools and students participated and took home medals and certificates:


  • Almond Acres: 8th Jazmine Rangel, 7th Rebekah Premenko, and 8th Jazmine Rangel
  • Atascadero Junior High: 6th Emma Hanson, 7th Megan Roldan, and 8th Kyle Pericil
  • Cappy Culver: 6th Makenzie Miller, 7th Jesse Gibbons, and 8th Gwen Bonaudi
  • Daniel Lewis Middle School: 6th Jacey Loewen, 7th Grace Chamberlain, and 8th Shasta Garcia
  • Lillian Larsen School: 6th Irma Garcia, 7th Yoselin Aguilar, and 8th Elizabeth Zack
  • North County Christian School: 6th Rian Huffman, 7th Franne Kleynhan, and 8th Annelsine Breytanbach
  • Pleasant Valley School: 6th Gabrielle Marcotte, 7th Angela Rendon, and 8th Mairine Jaeger
  • Shandon School: 6th Hailey Kennedy, 7th Estenny Flores, and 8th Jeremiah Navarro
  • Trinity Lutheran School: 6th Emma Phillips, 7th Grace Anderson, and 8th Becci Stroud
  • Templeton Middle School: 8th Evan Asplund


The chapter has three other programs in progress now. First, their Good Citizen Contest for outstanding senior students are being selected now by school counselors. One student from each local area high schools competes for a scholarship at the chapter level. The winner goes on to the district, who then may have a chance for state, division and then national scholarships. They will also be having a Christopher Columbus contest for any senior high senior classes, as well as an American History contest for any participating 5th through 8th grade classes.

All area schools are eligible to participate and we are honored ten schools entered their students. If your school isn’t listed, please speak to your administrators for next year.

For more information on any of the participating contests, email Publicity Chairman Donna Cohen at



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