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February 26th, 2009
Daughters of the American Revolution awards citizenship, leadership honorees

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Recipients of the Daughters of the American Revolution Awards include Steven Pham and Kelsey Henry of San Marcos Academy; Air Force ROTC Cadet Samantha Maysonet of Texas State University; Evaristo Vazquez and Rebecca Pompa of San Marcos High School; and Army ROTC Cadet David L. Rasmussen of Texas State University. The awards were presented Feb. 19 by the Capt. Thomas Moore Chapter, DAR

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A luncheon honoring the 2009 recipients of the Daughters of the American Revolution Awards was held at the Quail Creek Country Club Feb. 19 by the Capt. Thomas Moore Chapter, DAR. Family and friends of the students were also invited.

Regent Carmen Imel presided over the meeting, and Mrs. Jo Wiegand presented the students and their sponsors. Winners of these awards are selected among seniors in their respective schools for demonstrating the qualities of leadership, good character, dependability, service and patriotism.
Winners of this year’s DAR Awards from San Marcos High School were Rebecca Pompa and Evaristo Vazquez. Rebecca was accompanied by Master Sergeant J.J. Miller, the aerospace science instructor at SMHS, who presented her with the DAR Air Force JROTC Award and Medal. Evaristo was accompanied by Mr. Jason Pape, coach and instructor at SMHS, who presented him with the DAR Good Citizenship Award.

From San Marcos Academy, the award winners were senior cadets Steven Pham and Kelsey Henry. LTC Larry Revell introduced Steven and presented him with the Army JROTC Award and Medal. Mrs. Kris Spillers, Dean of Students at SMA, introduced Kelsey and presented her with the DAR Good Citizenship Award.

The ROTC Gold Medal Awards were presented to Army ROTC Cadet David L. Rasmussen of Texas State University and Air Force ROTC Cadet Samantha Maysonet of Texas State University. Cadet Maysonet was accompanied by Major Kate Ritzel and Cadet Rasmussen was accompanied by Captain Hector Moyano.

There will be no DAR meeting in March due to the 110th Annual State Conference in San Antonio, March 12-14. The next meeting will be a regular meeting April 16. Mr. Jim Green will be speaking on “The History of San Marcos.”

— SHELLEY HENRY

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