The Mary Varnum Platts-Peterborough Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has announced two DAR Good Citizen Winners for 2018-2019. The winners are Evan Coyne of ConVal High School and Ashley Jewell of Mascenic High School. Both were recognized by the New Hampshire DAR at a DAR Good Citizens Luncheon in Concord on Friday.
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, 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.
Evan Coyne is the son of Jon and Deb Coyne of Hancock. Evan is the recipient of several awards for Cross Country, including NHIAA Sportsmanship Awards, Billy Mills Award for Character, All-State, and the Monadnock Ledger’s Male Athlete Fall 2018; for Indoor Track & Field, including NHIAA Sportsmanship Awards, All-State, and Division 2 State Champ; and for Outdoor Track & Field, Outstanding Performance Award and the Keene Sentinel 50 Award. Evan has been recognized as an NHIAA Scholar Athlete.
In addition to running, Evan is a member of the Class Advisory, Student Council, National Honor Society, and Prom Committee. He has also served as a member of the math team, ConVal Band, and JV Soccer and Unified Basketball teams.
Coyne and Jewell 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.