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D.A.R. presents three Good Citizen Awards

The John Knox Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has presented the 2009-2010 Good Citizen Awards to Julie Tonnesen, Mark Wooten and Sarah Teel.
They were selected by senior class members and faculties of their schools for showing qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism.
A senior at Jesse C. Carson High School, Tonnesen has served as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper her junior and senior years and is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as vice president this year, the National Journalism Society and the varsity women’s tennis team, being co-captain this year.
Julie is an active participant of the Relay for Life team at Carson High and has taken part in mission trips for several years. Very involved in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Julie has helped with Angel Tree, the weekday church school, currently serves as president of the youth group, is the youth representative for the church Council and uses her vocal talents.
The daughter of Rev. Philip T. and Debra Tonnesen, she plans to pursue a master degree in School Administration or Post-Secondary Education.
Mark Wooten, son of Dale and Sharon Wooten, is a senior at South Rowan High School. He plans to pursue a master degree in engineering with a minor in business.
Currently president of his Senior Class, Mark is involved in the National Honor Society, Science Club, Junior Civitan, Service South Rowan, French Club, Yearbook, soccer, tennis and has been chosen as the most valuable player in swimming.
His extracurricular activities include being an Eagle Scout; working with Project NOAH, Samaritans Table, Samaritans Purse, Cooperative Christian Ministries Food Pantry, Kannapolis Cares Day, Operation Christmas Child, CROP Walk and various others. He is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and youth.
Sarah Teel, a senior at West Rowan High School, is the daughter of Mark and Michele Teel. She plans to pursue a master degree in Educational Counseling.
In addition to serving her school and community in numerous activities, she is also active at Cornerstone Baptist and Enon Baptist churches. She is currently president of Junior Civitan International Club, an officer in National Honor Society and Youth Commission International, and has worked with Student Government Association, Bible Club, Math Club, newspaper staff and other school organizations. Also a school athlete, she was selected Most Valuable Player in tennis this year.
A volunteer at Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, lifeguard and swim instructor, Sarah is a member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
All three winners will be recognized at the DAR meeting Jan. 9 at Trinity Oaks.

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