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Historical chapter garners awards


May 2, 2018

Tucumcari Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored local residents, students and educators on April 20 at its annual community Awards Luncheon.

This is a luncheon where outstanding Quay County citizens are recognized for their community involvement in several different areas which are considered of utmost importance to our growth and productivity.

• Honored for the proper display of the American Flag at a residence were Dave and Carol Shine. Honored for the proper display of the American Flag at a business were Kirk Bailey and Willie Gonzales, employees of the U.S.P.O. Certificates of appreciation and a new American Flag were presented to these by DAR Flag Chairman, Janel Mansfield and Co- Chairman, April Shipley.

• A Community Service Award was presented to Kathie McClelland, representative for Paws and Claws organization, for the outstanding work done for our community in helping animals in our community to find new forever-homes. This special recognition was presented to Mrs. McClelland by Community Service Chairman, Darlene Oliver.

• Also receiving the Community Service Award were the Foster Grandma’s of Tucumcari Elementary School. These lovely women volunteer their time to help the teachers at school by listening to the children read and assisting in any way possible to help our children learn and grow. Those present were Mary Elebario, Laura Naylor, Connie Lucero and Barbara Stallcup. Presenting the award was Community Service Co-Chairman, Wanda Evans.

• A special award for Historical Preservation was presented by Michelle Farrow to Mike Lucero for all his hard work and efforts in helping to develop and maintain the Railroad Museum.

• Bryan Dunlap, a history teacher at Tucumcari Middle School, was presented with the American History Teacher of the year award by GiGi Parker, Regent of Tucumcari Chapter DAR. Dunlap has also been presented with the New Mexico Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NMSODAR) State History Teacher of the Year Award at the NMSODAR State Convention on April 14 in Albuquerque.

Tucumcari Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recognized and honored two outstanding Quay County seniors in the annual DAR Good Citizens Contest.

The contest is based upon the students’ dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The Good Citizen from Tucumcari High School for 2017-2018 is Camilla Lamm. Camilla is also the winner of the Good Citizen Essay Contest and received a $100 scholarship.

The Good Citizen from Logan High School for 2017-2018 is Trevillion Rinestine.

Both students represent the qualities of good citizenship and are an example of true patriotism for their individual schools as well as Quay County and New Mexico.


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