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Mary Halle named Thornton Academy's DAR Good Citizen

Headmaster Rene M. Menard is pleased to announce that Thornton Academy’s 2018-19 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen is Mary Halle '19, of Saco.

In order to be named a DAR Good Citizen, the student must “demonstrate the qualities of 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); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation) to an outstanding degree.” Faculty members nominated three senior students for the award and the senior class then voted to determine the winner.

Mary plays soccer and lacrosse for the Trojans. She also participates in Interact Club, RSVP (Reducing Sexism and Violence Program), Ribbon Club and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is currently applying to colleges including Saint Anselm, UCONN, Boston College, UNE, and Northeastern and plans to study nursing. Mary has elected to apply for the scholarship contest associated with this award.

The opportunity to participate in this program and the scholarship contest is extended and sponsored by the Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Founded in 1890, DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to historical preservation, promoting education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor.