ABOVE: From left are Sandra Rowell, Good Citizen Committee Chair and Anna-Carline Barbee, Good Citizen Winner. // SUBMITTED
How has America advanced the cause of freedom in the rest of the world?
Summit High School senior Anna-Carline Barbee unsealed that question in a patriotic essay contest sponsored by the Brigadier General Richard Winn Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Her essay answering that question, and other activities and qualities, earned her Good Citizen recognition from the DAR chapter.
The DAR Good Citizens committee was created in 1934. The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who possess good citizenship qualities.
“Miss Barbee was recognized based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism,” said Sandra Rowell, Chapter Good Citizen Committee Chair.
Anna-Carline was recently recognized at the Williamson County Regent’s Council’s Presidential Day Luncheon. She is involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. She is the leader of a women’s capella group, a Fellowship of Christian Athletes leader, a freshman mentor, Vice President of Spanish National Honor Society and member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Spanish Club, Best Buddies and International Thespian Society. She plans to attend Belmont University and major in either commercial voice or nursing with a minor in Spanish.
DAR welcomes any women 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. A “patriot” is defined as one who provided service or direct assistance in achieving America’s independence.
DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children.
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