DAR good citizens

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the 2011 Good Citizens Awards at the DAR meeting at the Salisbury Country Club in October. The three recipients were Tori Love, Jade Lomax and John Grant.
A senior at East Rowan High School, Love is the daughter of Christina Love. After graduation she plans to attend college and major in pediatric nursing and minor in art. Her interests are in fashion, photography and interior design. She is president of the Art Club at her school and has been a member for four years.
Love is enrolled in the Health Academy, and the Allied Health Science II program. She will qualify to sit for her nurse aid in January and become a certified nursing assistant. She has participated in Future Farmers of America and Future Business Leaders of America; has been involved in internships at Erwin Middle School (assisting the art teacher) and Rowan regional Medical Center. Love would like to start a youth group at her church for younger youth.
Lomax, daughter of David and Amber Lomax, is a senior at North Rowan High School. After graduation she plans to attend North Carolina State University to pursue a career as a veterinarian.
She is on the honor roll, is a junior marshal, and is in the National Honor Society. Involved at North Rowan, she is on the varsity swim team, varsity soccer team, varsity cross-country team, all-county soccer, all-conference soccer, MVP of the cross country team. A scholastic athlete, she has varsity letters in soccer, swimming and cross country. She is in the marching and concert bands.
She serves her community through Key Club, serving at the Kiwanis Pancake festival and collecting money for UNICEF that benefits third-world countries. She is also a volunteer at Millers Ferry Fire Department and an office assistant at Four Seasons Lawn Care.
Grant, son of Gordon and Holly Grant, is a senior at Salisbury High School and plans to attend Davidson College and major in political science with a minor in creative writing.
Grant has been on the varsity soccer team for four years, was all-county in 2010, and the team was conference champion 2008-2011. He served as student government homeroom representative for three years, was in the Spanish Club and the North Carolina Youth Legislative Assembly, and was a junior marshal. He received an award for academic excellence in English III; has been a Salisbury High PTSA Scholar for three years, North Carolina Scholar Athlete for three years and is an AP scholar.
In the community, Grant has been a member of First Presbyterian Church’s Teens with a Mission, participating in mission trips to Jamaica and Costa Rica. He is a member of the Key Club, National Honor Society, Junior Civitans and is a Rowan Helping Ministries volunteer.