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Lexington Officials to Honor High Schooler

Peter Tao will be recognized with a citizenship award.

Peter Tao (left). Courtesy photo.
Peter Tao (left). Courtesy photo.
The following is a news release from the Lexington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution:

Peter Tao, a senior at Lexington High School, will be recognized by the Town of Lexington on March 31, as the Lexington Chapter Winner and one of five State level finalists for the DAR Good Citizens Award. 

The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.

These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree. The contest includes an Essay and personal statement component. Only one senior per high school is invited to participate in this contest each year.
 
Mr. Tao was recognized by the Lexington Chapter of the DAR at its annual Award Ceremony on March 19.

Also recognized at that event with a bronze medal for Excellence in History were the following American History Contest Chapter winners: Ria Bhandarkar (Clarke Middle School Grade 6), Faith Kim (Grade 7) and Sanjna Das (Diamond Middle School Grade 8).
 
Information about the 2014-2015 contests will be available to teachers at students in late summer at www.dar.org.
 
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 
members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.DAR.org.

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