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Arkadelphia DAR announces Good Citizen awards

Three seniors from local high schools received Good Citizen awards from the Arkadelphia Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at a tea and chapter meeting Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Dawson Cooperative in Arkadelphia.

Local high school seniors receiving Good Citizen awards from the Arkadelphia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Tuesday were: (Left to right) Blaine Deaton, Gurdon High School; Jenna Payne, Bismarck High; and Julianne Chastain, Ouachita High. Arkadelphia High’s Good Citizen, James Eric Jackson, and Centerpoint High’s Good Citizen, Monika Flores, also earned the honor but did not attend the event.

Those receiving awards were:  Jenna Payne, Bismarck High School; Blaine Deaton, Gurdon High; and Julianne Chastain, Ouachita High School. James Eric Jackson, Arkadelphia High, and Monika Flores, Centerpoint High, also earned the awards but were unable to attend the ceremony.

High school faculty members and students chose each school’s Good Citizen by vote. Selection was based on leadership, dependability, service and patriotism.

Each winner received a lapel pin and a certificate from the Arkadelphia chapter.

Bismarck’s Good Citizen, Jenna Payne, is the daughter of John and Karen Payne. She is vice president of the senior class at Bismarck High and a member of the golf team, band, Beta Club and the student council.

Blaine Deaton is a member of the Gurdon High band and FCA. His parents are Donnie and Brandi Deaton.

At Ouachita High, Julianne Chastain serves as a cheerleader and is a member of the Beta Club. She is the daughter of Jamie Draper.

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