DAR Recognition

Three Red River students were recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Each was presented a certificate and medallion at the May meeting of the School Board.  Superintendent Alison Hughes said, “This is a new award that is being made available to our students.”

Hughes introduced Norma Lester to the gathering.  Lester is the State Chair for American History of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a group made up of people who can trace their ancestry back to the revolutionary war.

Lester and Hughes presented the awards for excellence in History.  The Daughters of the American Revolution medals and certificates were awarded to :

Kinya Gray, a 5th grade student at Red River Elementary School; Mary Tilley, a 7th grade student at Red River Junior High School; and Laporsha Miller, an 11th grade student at Red River High School.  Tilley and Gray got their medals at the board meeting. Miller’s was to be presented at school.

Lester told the board there are several other DAR members in the parish and that they planned on making the selection of students who excel in history again next year.

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