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5 recognized for good citizenship

Pictured from left to right, Megan Olivia Joyner, Drew Douglas Roeber, Taliana Tudryn, Mariah Yasmine Richards, Brian James Daaleman were recently recognized by the Chapel Hill Daughters of the American Revolution.
Pictured from left to right, Megan Olivia Joyner, Drew Douglas Roeber, Taliana Tudryn, Mariah Yasmine Richards, Brian James Daaleman were recently recognized by the Chapel Hill Daughters of the American Revolution. COURTESY OF JANE FORBES

Chapel Hill Daughters of the American Revolution recognized five young adults from local high schools who have shown outstanding academic standards and leadership qualities that exemplify good citizenship.

The DAR Good Citizens Program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.

The recognized students exhibited qualities that include dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Of the five students, Drew Douglas Roeber of Chapel Hill High School was selected as the winner and will compete at the district level for a scholarship.

Drew served as class president his sophomore, junior and senior years, is captain of the varsity cross country team and volunteers at a local elementary school.

Other recognized students include:

▪ Megan Joyner of Orange High School in Hillsborough is an award-winning varsity soccer player and staff writer for the school’s newspaper.

▪ Taliana Tudryn of Carrboro High School works for gender justice, empowerment of Latinas in fourth to sixth grades and writes for her school’s newspaper.

▪ Mariah Richards of Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough is an actress and president of the Thespian Society and an officer in the Random Acts of Kindness Club.

▪ Brian Daaleman of East Chapel Hill High School volunteers to help Burmese refugee families, as well as raises funds and builds houses for Habitat for Humanity.

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