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Cole Paulin '20 Named TA’s DAR Good Citizen

Headmaster Rene M. Menard is pleased to announce that Thornton Academy’s 2019-20 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award recipient is Cole Paulin '20, son of Mark and Meesha Paulin of Dayton.

In order to be named a DAR Good Citizen, a 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.

Cole plays football for the Trojans. He serves as one of the team’s captains and received Honorable Mention as an All-Conference Linebacker. Cole also participates on the Math Team and is a member of the National Honor Society. He has applied to several colleges including MIT, CalTech, UChicago, WPI, Tulane, Northeastern, Harvard, Duke, Princeton, Harvey Mudd, Rice, and UPenn. He plans to study Chemical Engineering or Physics. 

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.