The Cape Cod Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has delivered its Good Citizens Awards.
Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions, the DAR’s annual formal ceremony was not possible. Instead of an in-person celebration, members of the Cape DAR Chapter created a “parade” of sorts and visited each of the homes of Good Citizens to hand-deliver the awards while using social distancing and protections. Graduating seniors from 14 Cape Cod high schools who were chosen by their school staff and their peers were honored. Each of the Good Citizens received monetary awards, pins and certificates of achievement.
William Davis of Sturgis Charter East was the winner of the $500 essay scholarship and was entered in the Massachusetts state DAR competition, which vies for national DAR scholarships. William received an American flag that had been flown over the Capitol building in Washington, DC. Emma Marks of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School was the runner-up and received a check for $250.
All other DAR Good Citizens were awarded gift cards, as well as certificates and pins.
Other Class of 2020 seniors from Cape high schools who were honored included Rajani Mahabir, Barnstable High School; Jaimon Scott, Bourne High School; Marcella Larrabee, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School; Ava Poole, Falmouth Academy; Emily Nelson, Falmouth High School; Anna O’Neill, Mashpee High School; Sage Barnes, Monomoy Regional High School; Kay McNamara, Nauset Regional High School; William Francis Coty IV, Saint John Paul II High School; Molly Kent, Sandwich High School; Sophie Strano, Sturgis Charter West; and Taylor Charlton, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.
The scholarship contest is sponsored annually by the Captain Joshua Gray—Jonathan Hatch Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on Cape Cod. All 16 Cape Cod high schools are eligible to participate.