Daughters of the American Revolution honors local students

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The Lt. Thomas Barlow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized eight Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District students at their annual awards ceremony held at Marine Military Academy.

Good Citizen and Youth Citizenship Awards were presented to outstanding students from elementary, middle, and high schools for the 2015-2016 school year.

Judith Garza, senior at Harlingen High School South received the DAR Good Citizen Essay Scholarship Recipient award.

Garza, along with seniors Darlene Duncan from Harlingen High School and Maria Abigail Sanchez from Early College High School received the DAR Good Citizens Award, which recognizes individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.

Maria Abigail Sanchez

“I feel honored to have received this award. It feels great knowing that my involvement in my school and community is being recognized,” said Sanchez who will be attending the University of Texas at Austin this fall.

Sanchez is also a recipient of a $20,000 scholarship from the University Leadership Network at UT. ULN is a program designed to help students develop leadership skills while achieving academic success consistent with graduating in four years.

Receiving the Youth Citizenship Award were sixth graders Valerie Garza from Vela Middle School, Alayana Gallaza from Memorial Middle School, Damian Ramos from Coakley Middle School, Noah Peters from Gutierrez Middle School, and Nancy Aldape from Vernon Middle School. This award is presented to students who exemplify the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism.

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