The Fort Halifax Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented awards to four young adults April 8 at a student tea in their honor at Winslow Congregational Church.

Lukas Stabins of Winslow, the son of Amy and Henning Stabins and a Winslow High School student, received the Jennie Paine Howard Award for achieving the highest rank in American history in his junior class. He was presented with a DAR Bronze History medal and certificate for his outstanding work, according to a news release from Patricia Poulin-Gorman, chapter chairperson of the DAR Good Citizens Committee.

Five students were chosen by the faculty from area schools as the DAR Good Citizens candidates. They included Emma Rhoda of Belgrade, the daughter of Andrea and Christopher Rhoda, of Messalonskee High School; Keegan Dumais of Fairfield, the grandson of Paula and Greg Grenier, of Waterville Senior High School; and William Price II of Anson, the son of Amy and William Price, of Carrabec High School.

Price, who wrote the winning essay for the Fort Halifax Chapter, was presented a U.S. flag flown in his honor at the DAR Headquarters over Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. The essay, “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving it” had the focus question, “How will the essential actions of a Good Citizen (dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism), meet the challenges that America faces in this decade?”

Each student shared his/her high school activities and future plans. They were presented with the DAR Good Citizens certificate and pin as well as a $25 gift card.

Nnenaya Bloomstein of Freedom, the daughter of Shana Bloomstein, of Mt. View High School; and Noella Pepin of Winslow, the daughter of Laura Pepin and Gregory King, of Winslow High School; were unable to attend the tea.



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