Featured image of article: Allen Wins 2019-20 DAR Good Citizen Award

Allen Wins 2019-20 DAR Good Citizen Award

The Mary Varnum Platts-Peterborough Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has announced the ConVal DAR Good Citizen Winner for 2019-2020 is senior Shannon Allen.

The DAR Good Citizen program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Students selected for this award must have the following qualities:

  • Dependability – which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality.
  • Service – which includes cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others.
  • Leadership – which includes personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility.
  • Patriotism – which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation.

Allen has held a variety of leadership roles at ConVal, notably, President of Student Council, Vice President of the Student Athletic Leadership Team (SALT) and Secretary of the National Honor Society. She represents ConVal as a member of our varsity softball and field hockey teams; the latter of which she is the captain. Allen serves as a Peer Mentor, supporting freshmen students in their transition to ConVal. She has worked part time jobs, served as a lifeguard, and volunteered through the YSOP program volunteering in a New York City soup kitchen. 

Allen is the daughter of Jennifer Allen of Peterborough and Tim and Aimee Allen of Peterborough.  She will receive a commemorative pin and a certificate of achievement from the chapter at a luncheon in May.

Known as the largest women’s service organization in the world, DAR has over 180,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 13 foreign countries. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants.  For more information about DAR, visit nhsodar.org.