Hollis Brookline student wins DAR Good Citizen Award

HOLLIS – The Anna Keyes Powers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored three high school students for the DAR Good Citizen award this year.

The 2013-14 winners are Olivia Mae Black from Hollis Brookline High School, Megan Stubbs from Newfound Regional High School in Bristol and Olivia True Miller from Plymouth Regional High School.

Students are selected by their peers and teachers for embodying dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Recipients were invited to the Feb. 11 DAR chapter meeting at the Wheeler House in Hollis, where Black read her essay to an audience that included chapter members, school personnel and American History Essay Award recipients Errica Cheng and Connor Ramage.

Black’s mother, Betsy Black, was also in attendance. DAR Good Citizen chapter Chairman Deirdre Adams presented Black with a monetary award.

Black participates in a wide array of activities in school and her community while maintaining an academic average above 4.0. She has achieved the high honor roll throughout her years at Hollis Brookline High. She has been involved in drama, as well as being a tutor for French students.

Her reflections on the impact that each of these endeavors has on others shows her commitment to community and the service, leadership and dependability of a good citizen.

For the last three summers, she has participated in group mission work camps to help others rebuild their lives.

Black plans to attend nursing school and would like to become a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Honoring students

DAR Good Citizen Award winners from all high schools in the state will be honored at an awards ceremony in Concord on Friday, April 18, when the state winner will be announced.

A luncheon will be held in Hollis on Tuesday, June 10, to honor the students.