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DAR gives Good Citizen awards to 4 local seniors

Submitted information | For The Arkadelphian

Four 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. 8, at the Clark County Library.

Those receiving awards were: Megaenus Davis Jr., Arkadelphia High School; Carly Mitchell, Centerpoint High; Michelle Porter, Bismarck High; and John Sims, Gurdon High. Christian Kratz also earned the award for Ouachita High School but was unable to attend the ceremony.

Local high school seniors receiving Good Citizen awards from the Arkadelphia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Tuesday are pictured, from left, John Sims, Gurdon High School; Carly Mitchell, Centerpoint; Michelle Porter, Bismarck; and M.J. Davis Jr., Arkadelphia. Christian Kratz also earned the award for Ouachita High. | Submitted photo

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.

Arkadelphia’s Good Citizen, Megaenus “M.J.” Davis Jr., is the son of Michelle Hughes-Welch and Megaenus Davis Jr. He serves as president of the Family Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) chapter and manager of the football team at AHS. He is a member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).

Carly Mitchell is president of the Centerpoint High student council and her school’s FBLA chapter and copy editor for the school yearbook. Her parents are Caroline and Jason Mitchell.

The son of Alesa Sims and Kevin Sims, John Sims is drum major of the Gurdon High School band. He is a member of Beta Club, the National Honor Society and the Gifted and Talented program.

Michelle Porter serves as president of the senior class of Bismarck High. A member of the band and Beta Club, she participates in Talent Search and Quiz Bowl and is an alumnus of Arkansas Governors School. She is the daughter of Kim Bader.

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