The Daughters of the American Revolution Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter held its annual awards ceremony on Friday, December 2, to honor students from 19 area schools. The program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship exhibited by its attendees.
Three students are selected from each school by the faculty and then voted on by the students of the senior class. The student that receives the most votes is then given the opportunity to compete in the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest. The contest consists of two parts: in the first stage-the student must describe how he/she has tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen, and submit two letters of recommendation. The second part of the contest consists of the student responding to a prepared question by composing a personal essay.
This year, Bishop Luers High School selected Annette Wellman as its nominee for the DAR Award and Scholarship. Wellman graciously accepted the award and, upon entering the contest, received third place honors for her efforts. The proud representative and ambassador of Bishop Luers had this to say regarding her award, “Being named a DAR Good Citizen reminds me that people are always watching and listening to everything I do and say, so it is important that I am a healthy role model for others.”
Wellman intends to pursue a career in biomedical engineering, but has not made up her mind what college she will attend. Bishop Luers High School Principal, Mary Keefer, was proud of Wellman’s achievement indicating the senior student was more than deserving of the notoriety. Principal Keefer said, “It is fitting that Annette Wellman represent Bishop Luers High School as a good citizen. She is truly one of our brightest and our best. She represents all that is good about teenagers.”
At Bishop Luers, Wellman is involved in numerous clubs and extra-curricular activities, notably: Peer Ministry; National Honor Society; Key Club; Cross Country; Track and Field; and an all-around friend to all.
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