The organization presented award certificates and medals during the annual ceremony, during which a school representative would speak about the character of a student.
Genie Certain of DAR previously said students were chosen by teachers at their respective schools. Students who receive the good citizenship award often excel academically, but must show good leadership to their peers.
During the event, teachers, administrators and even parents spoke on behalf of the students.
“If you’ve been around Ishara for any period of time, you automatically pick up that she has
intrinsic motivation,” Euharlee Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Karen Farr said of student Ishara Merine. “In other words, she always has the desire inside to always do her best, it doesn’t matter what she’s working on, ... and the best part is she does it all with a smile on her face.”
Students recognized during the event also are involved in extra-curricular activities such as athletics and community service.
This year’s Good Citizenship Award recipients are:
McKayla Cantrell of Adairsville Elementary
Jennifer Mendoza of Allatoona Elementary
Raven Waterman of Cartersville Elementary
Alexis Dunlap of Clear Creek Elementary
Sophia Gomez of Cloverleaf Elementary
Alexis Stone of Emerson Elementary
Ishara Merine of Euharlee Elementary
Bella Spencer of Excel Christian Academy
Riley Nelson of Hamilton Crossing
Ethan Stump of Kingston Elementary
Reece McCamy of Mission Road Elementary
Adam Hall of Pine Log Elementary
Michele Maserjian of Taylorsville Elementary
Atisham Ajma of White Elementary
Inga Megee of Adairsville Middle
Maggie Dent of Cartersville Middle
Madison Dunn of Cass Middle
Zara Rainey of Excel Christian Academy
Arlene Cornejo of South Central Middle
Amelia Payne of Woodland Middle