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DAR honors student citizens

Photo by Casey Dixon

Photo by Casey Dixon

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Daughters of the American Revolution's Thronateeska Chapter honored five students this past school year with its Good Citizen Award.

The honorees include Samaria Roberson of Albany High School, Jordan Cox of Westover High School, Allison Catherine O'Connor of Sherwood Christian Academy, William "Will" Franklin Taylor Jr. of Deerfield Windsor School and Cherimi Cook of Monroe High School.

Taylor was the overall winner in the local Good Citizens Award and essay contest.

Roberson is the daughter of Vonteresa Stone of Albany. She plans to attend Columbus State College and major in nursing to become a registered nurse.

Cox, the son of Michael and Amy Cox of Albany, plans to attend the University of Central Florida and study biomedical science.

He is interested in microbiology and molecular biology with plans to attend medical school and become a doctor specializing in bones.

O'Connor is the daughter of Daniel and Lisa O'Connor of Albany.

She plans to attend Darton College for two years before attending LaGrange College to study art history/museum studies. She then hopes to obtain a master's degree in museum studies and historical preservation.

Her career goal is to do museum and historical work in the area of turn-of-the-century immigrants to the United States.

Taylor is the son of Frank and Teressa Taylor of Richland.

He plans to attend Georgia Southwestern State University and pursue a business degree.

Cook is the daughter of Nolan and Vickye Cook. She plans to attend Darton college and later attend either Georgia Southwestern or Emory University and become a registered nurse.

The DAR also honored guidance counselors from the schools who worked with the student honorees.

They include DeeDee Willcox of Deerfield Windsor, Cathie Chandler of Westover, Sundra McClain of Monroe, Cindy William of Albany High and John Morrison of Sherwood.