LENOX -- The Daughters of the American Revolution, First Resist ance Chapter, celebrated its annual Good Citizen Awards Day on Sun day, April 13, at the Lenox Com munity Center. Nine of the 13 student honorees were present to receive their pin, wallet card and a DAR pen.
The recognition program's essay contest winner was Sienna Marie Carpenter from Pittsfield High School, who read her essay during the ceremony.
Sandra Cozzaglio, chairwoman of the DAR Good Citizens Day program, said there was an "interesting aside" that was made about one of the students being honored -- Andrew Consolati of Lee Middle and High School is a third-generation DAR Good Citizen; his mother, Amy Shaw Consolati, and his grandmother, Lynn Mitchell Shaw, were previous winners.
The keynote speaker, "Benjamin Franklin," was portrayed by James Durkee. His message to the students, after speaking on Franklin's legacy of learning, was to "Get a skill, get a trade, get a job -- make money and share your wealth for the good of all."
Berkshire DAR Good Citizens
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School: Caitlin Madigan Moriarty
Charles H. McCann Technical High School: Claire Marquita Gagliardi
Drury High School: Emma Shen Arabia
Hoosac Valley Regional Middle & High School: Meghan Beth Deluca
Lee Middle & High School: Andrew Consolati
Lenox Memorial Middle & High School: Delaney Moran
Monument Mountain Regional High School: Victoria Rose Costello
Mount Everett Regional School: Erica Bauer Sullivan
Mount Greylock Regional High School: Emily Conway Kaegi
Pittsfield High School: Sienna Marie Carpenter
St. Joseph Central High School: Timothy Liam Jones
Taconic High School: Casey M. Quilette
Wahconah Regional High School: Ethan Timothy Wells