Cavendish DAR honors local students

Back row, from left to right: Paige C. Kelley, Jasmine Boucher, Grace E. Johnson. In the front is Alexis Martin. Photo provided

CHESTER, Vt. – The Cavendish-William French Chapter NSDAR met May 1, 2019 at the Heritage Deli in Chester, Vt. to honor four outstanding local students.

Alexis Martin represented the sixth grade from Ludlow Elementary School with her essay on “Women’s Suffrage.” Alexis is the daughter of Barry and Mary Beth Martin. Alexis also placed second in the State of Vermont DAR Historical Essay Contest. We gratefully thank her teacher, Heidi Baitz, for her support of this program for a number of years. Alexis read her essay and received her pin and certificate.

We also honored our DAR Good Citizen students for serving their local schools and communities with honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. Jasmine Boucher, daughter of Rick and Jennifer Boucher, represented Bellows Falls Union High School. Paige Clara Kelley, daughter of Lawrence and Sandra Kelley, represented Black River High School, and Grace Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of Sean Johnson, represented Green Mountain Union High School.

Each student read the essay they had written and received their pins and certificates. The DAR Good Citizen essay is a timed event taking place at the school with no previous preparation. The Cavendish-William French Chapter NSDAR is very proud of all these students for their work and dedication.

The afternoon ended with light refreshments prepared by the Heritage Deli, who so graciously support the DAR with a meeting place and wonderful lunches.

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