DAR names Good Citizens

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 21, 2018

Daughters of the American Revolution

SALISBURY — Four Rowan County students were honored by the Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as DAR Good Citizens. The recognition ceremony took place at a luncheon at the Rowan History Museum. Each student was honored with an Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Scholarship as well as a national DAR Certificate of Recognition at their school awards day.

Chosen by their faculties, Dean Gilmore of North Hills Christian School, Carolina Elizabeth Hawkins of North Rowan High School, Mary Caroline Kaufman of Salisbury High School and Angelique Scialdone of East Rowan High School were awarded $100 scholarships. Each met high standards exhibiting the attributes of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Carolina Elizabeth Hawkins is the daughter of Joseph Hawkins of Spencer. During her years at North Rowan High School she has earned honors as a JROTC Cadet and has assisted with the personnel and administration of the program during her service. Further, she has been very active representing her military involvement in Veteran’s Day parades, and is a member of the Color Guard Team. She has also served at blood drives and community cleanup efforts. Ms. Hawkins plans to serve others by studying Theology or nursing.

The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James G. Kaufman, Mary Caroline Kaufman received 18 academic excellence awards through her junior year and was the DAR Essay winner for the Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter as well as district winner. She participated in many school service organizations and was a school athlete as a swimmer, cross country runner and soccer member.

In addition, she was involved in such extra-curricular activities as Tar Heel Girls’ State, Rowan County Community Student Leaders, the Student Leadership Team and the Davison College McNab Program. As a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Mary has been highly involved in youth member activities. In addition, she has been a committed community service advocate in such organizations and events as San Mateo, After School Math Tutors, Special Olympics, Vacation Bible School, Historic Salisbury and Kiwanis and Civitan events. She is ranked first in her graduating class.

In a ranking race at the top of the East Rowan High School graduating class, Angelique Scialdone, daughter of London Scialdone, has earned honors, including a 5.0 GPA, while maintaining a high level of social and service oriented activities. Her athletic career has included a four-year top seeded engagement with scholastic tennis and was selected All County Player for three years. She earned the Most Improved, Most Valuable and Coaches awards.

She participated in many special interest clubs on campus and served with Relay for Life and Young Life. Active participation in service to her community, she organized a service project collecting donations for Faithful Friends, participated in the Potato Project to assist with growing fresh foods for struggling families and school communities, raised funds at assist with the Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw, assisted with a tournament to raise money for the less fortunate students at East Rowan for a joyous holiday season. She conducted the Flood Bucket Project to collect items for Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey and Irma. She also participated in Junior Civitan projects such as Homeless Awareness and the Women’s Shelter Project.

Dean Gilmore was selected by North Hills Christian School and honored by the DAR.

These students are academically sound in their studies and have received exceptional comments from those who recommended them for the honor of DAR Good Citizen. They have earned high academic achievements and school service honors.

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