Students selected as DAR ‘Good Citizens’

  • Abby Theberge Courtesy photo—

  • The Mascenic cheerleading team recorded their routine for the Battle At The Capitol competition on Thursday. NHIAA cheer competitions are virtual this year, with teams pre-recording their routine and submitting them for judgement. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Megan Graff Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Annabelle Bergstrom Courtesy photo—

Published: 3/18/2021 5:11:30 PM

Four local high school seniors were selected as their high school’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for 2020-2021, the DAR announced Wednesday.

The DAR Good Citizen program and scholarship contest, created in 1934, 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.

Each student was invited by their sponsoring DAR Chapter to submit an application and an essay for the scholarship competition. A panel of judges selected one winner per chapter who then advanced to the state level competition.

The Captain Josiah Crosby Chapter selected Annabelle Bergstrom of Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative.

The Mary Varnum Platts-Peterborough Chapter selected Megan Graff of Conant High School, Abigail Theberge of ConVal Regional High School, and Samantha Brundige of Mascenic Regional High School.

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 or to contribute to the Investing in Independence project, visit or


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