The Colonel William Candler Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized students and community leaders last month at their annual Awards Tea at the Northeast Georgia History Center.
High school seniors named Good Citizen Award winners were: Emmaline Stuart, East Hall; Cole Robert Gillespie, Flowery Branch; John Thomas Alexander, Gainesville; Lauren Adams, Johnson; Jerrod William Abee, Lakeview Academy; John Charles Brackett, Lanier Christian; Paula Carmen Rios, North Hall; and Jennifer Ann Okalava, West Hall. Alexander was honored as the overall winner of the Good Citizen essay contest.
Eighth-graders named Youth Citizen Award winners were: Sadie Roach, Gainesville Middle; Madisen Hewell, East Hall Middle; Kathryn Emily Gottsman, Lakeview Academy; Ashley Alcantar, West Hall Middle; Kaden Parks, North Hall Middle; Daniel Hall, South Hall Middle; Luke Gaddis, Chestatee Academy; Mallary Bales, World Language Academy; Tai Dang, DaVinci Academy; and Bianca Joseph, C.W. Davis Middle
Fifth-graders named Junior American Citizen Award winners for their artwork, creative expression and citizenship with the theme “Our National Parks: 100 Years of Service to America” were: Noah Clay, short story, and Lillie Evan Young, poster; Alyson Gannon, Lille Evan Young, Eva Taylor, banner; Anahy Benites, community service; and Ella Early, good citizen. All are fifth-graders from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy. Juvenal Escalera, a fourth-grader from Gainesville Exploration Academy, also won in the stamp category.
The theme for the American History Essay contest also focused on “100 years of National Parks.” The winners of the American History Essay Contest were Jackson Ledford, Enota; Taylor Rudeseal, North Hall Middle; and Lucas Andrew Pitts, North Hall Middle.
The Community Service Award was given to Lee Hudson and Ricky Smith for their work with Antioch First United Methodist Church’s Gainesville Aid Project.
The GOLD Award for being an Outstanding cadet was presented to Cadet Tiffany Pham at the University of North Georgia during its military awards ceremony.