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Local seniors honored

DAR chapter hosts tea at museum

The local Captain James Lawrence chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized some of the top female seniors at each high school in Lawrence County with tea at the Lawrence County Museum.

The event was last Tuesday, and recognized 16 girls for their achievements in the classroom.

The Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in October of 1890, and headquartered in Washington D.C., 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.

The Daughters of the American Revolution currently have 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the country and internationally. Any woman, 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, is eligible for membership.

The Captain James Lawrence chapter, based in Lawrence County, was organized in 1930 with 26 charter members. Presently, there are 19 members in the chapter.

Lawrence County high school seniors who were honored at the tea included Arianna Beam, Jill Hairston, Blaike Roberts, Ally Stewart, Alania Brown, McCayla White, Brooklyn Badgette, Megan Riley, Morgan Turner, Peyton Arden, Emily Arbough, Breanna Jones, Josey Jones, Darby McCloud, Sarah Nickel, Megan Lemon, Alexa Dickerson, Noel Fleeman and Alexis Adkins.

For more information on the Daughters of the American Revolution, visit www.dar.org.