The Richard Clinton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meet for its annual George Washington Tea on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at the home of Bonnie Barr.
At this meeting, the DAR honored the Good Citizens elected from each senior class in Sampson County. This is an honor given to the one senior the class considers the most outstanding member of the class. Each senior writes a timed essay titled, “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.” These are judged by a panel of impartial judges and the winning essay goes on to be judged in the district.
Those present included Cheyenne McNeil, Clinton High School; Taylor Malpass, Union High School; and Emili McPhail Midway High School. Emili received a $50 check from the Richard Clinton Chapter for being the winner of the essay contest.
Betsy McCullen is regent of the chapter and Lynette Caison is the essay scholarship committee chairwoman.