Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Area students, teachers awarded funds from DAR

(Courtesy Stamp Defiance Chapter NSDAR)

WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Stamp Defiance Chapter allocated more than $2,000 in scholarship, grant, and award funds to local students and teachers in the Wilmington area.

This past May, four JROTC students across New Hanover County high schools were awarded a certificate, medal, ribbon, and $100 Visa gift card for their service and commitment to patriotism. 

NSDAR chapter members Jo Stroud and Nancy Pritchet announced Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Emma Apple from New Hanover High School, Cadet Geaneva Ramirez from Ashley High School, Cadet Rosmaria Dipietro from Hoggard High School, and Cadet Lillian S. Glib from Laney High School as winners at local ceremonies throughout the city.

In addition to awards, local college students were given scholarships for their commitment to sustained education. NSDAR Stamp Defiance Regent Cindy Henry recognized graduate student Timothy Griggs, who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in history, with $1,500 as part of UNCW’s annual Graduate Student Scholarship.

“We are proud to present this annual scholarship to Mr. Griggs and look forward to continuing to support North Carolina graduate school students focused in public history,” Henry said in a release.

Jennifer Choate, fifth-grade teacher at Codington Elementary, received the North Carolina DAR Helen Pouch Memorial Fund in tribute to kindergarten through grade 12 teachers endorsed by the DAR chapter.

Choate was awarded the $500 grant fund as one of two state recipients. She plans to fund a charter bus to Moore’s Creek Battlefield for three fifth-grade classes, along with purchasing a set of books on the Highland Scots role in the development of North Carolina through the Revolutionary War.

Members of The National Daughter Society of the American Revolution, a women’s service organization dedicated to tracing their patriotic lineage, highlight their support of local education with more than 185,000 individuals in more than 3,000 chapters across the United States.

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