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July 1, 2014

DAR presents Good Citizenship Awards

THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution members announced that Thomasville High School graduate Annalee Kathleen Jackson, Brookwood School’s Jordan Hunter Bradshaw and Cairo High School student Kindall Michelle York are the recipients of the DAR Good Citizenship Award.

Recipients are chosen for the following qualities: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Jackson graduated May 24 ranking in the top five percent of the class. She participated in the Andrew College Academic Competition and won 1st place in Social Studies Competition.  She was honored through the Wellesley College Book Award as a top women scholar as well as a talented performer in extracurricular areas chosen for intelligence, determination, motivation and achievement.

 Jackson received the highest average in her honors courses which includes US History, World History, Government & Honors Economics, Accelerated Math 1, American Literature and Biology.

She also participated in two spring musicals with the Thomasville City School’s Drama Team.  They were The Pajama Game and Once Upon a Mattress, as a chorus member and played The Mute in The Fantasticks for One Act Play, which won first place in the region.

Jackson served the community through her involvement with Hands on Thomas County by volunteering with projects for Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society and Thomasville Landmarks. As a member of All Saints church she served dinner at the church auction, helped set up and volunteered during Vacation Bible School, drove elderly members to church and painted the nursery. She also was involved with the Knitters Guild helping with a collaborative guild, stuffed animals for infants and hats for children in China.

She was also a Varsity Cheerleader and Varsity Soccer player having been the scholar athlete for three years for having the highest GPA on the team. She was also a member of the Varsity Cross Country team.

As a member of Thomasville Music and Drama Troupe she was involved with the community singing group that preformed at many community events and preformed for the Christmas Open House at the White House.

She has a love of art and participated in the Center for the Arts High School art competition.  She also was founder and president of the ABC Art Club (Art Because We Care), which spreads the knowledge of artists and their works and provides art instruction and crafts for at risk pre-school children.

Sue White, member of the Thomasville Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented the Good Citizenship Award to Jackson at Senior Honors Night recently, which was held at the Center for the Arts.

Jackson will be attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

Hunter received the DAR Good Citizenship Award during the Brookwood School Awards ceremony on May 13.

He has received recognition by Kiwanis as Student of the Year, received the Rotary Club Youth Leadership Award, Spanish Merit Award, Headmasters List and Highest Honors GPA.

Extracurricular activities include Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Region 3AA Literary; Piano (Region 3AA Champions, Brain Bowl.

Bradshaw is a member of Thomasville First United Methodist Church where he is a youth worship leader, small group leader and involved with Disciple Now program.

He will be attending Berry College in Rome.

York received the award during the Cairo High School Awards ceremony on April 28.

She has received the following awards for educational excellence:  Honor Roll, Silver Award Winner in Biology and Senior Class Favorite-Most Dependable.

Extracurricular Activities included Student Council President, National Honor Society from 10th-12th grade, Key Club President 12th grade, Interact Club, Future Farmers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes 9th-12th grade, Wrestling Mat Maid (Captain 11th & 12th grade), Varsity Softball and Tennis and a member of First Baptist Church Youth Fellowship.

She will be attending Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

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