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Good News from the Lost Pines DAR
Smithville HS Student Receives Good Citizen Award
SMITHVILLE—Brandon Lippert, a senior at Smithville High School, received the Good Citizen Award and a $200 check on Saturday [February 16, 2019] from the Lost Pines Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Lippert submitted a 550-word essay on the topic, “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.” He read his essay to those gathered on Saturday. It discussed, among other things, the importance of civic responsibility and the effect of climate change on his generation.
In addition to the essay, judges considered Lippert’s 4.0 GPA. Character references from community members and educators also contributed to the award criteria.
Lippert plans to major in Music Studies at the University of North Texas in Denton.
Smithville Teacher Places Third in State
SMITHVILLE—Smithville High School teacher, Leona Jones was named Outstanding Teacher of American History by the Smithville-based Lost Pines chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).
The award recognizes Jones’ contribution to the teaching of U.S. history, constitutional government, and citizenship. In the classroom, Jones encourages teens to engage in critical thinking and thoughtful discussions. She has taught in public schools for nearly three decades.
Jones placed third in the statewide competition. She will receive special recognition in March at the Texas DAR’s annual state conference in Houston.
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