Fort Antes Chapter DAR honors 2013 Good Citizen

JERSEY?SHORE – Fort Antes Chapter, Jersey Shore, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, honored their 2013 Good Citizen, Adam Jay Campbell, son of Michelle and Dean Rhodes, of Jersey Shore, at a patriotic luncheon held on Feb. 8.

Campbell had to write an essay of 500 words or less, the title of which was not known until he sat down for a two-hour monitored session.

Non-DAR judges evaluated the essays and other qualifications, such as class standing, school and civic activities. The essay and all pertinent information were then sent to the state Good Citizen chairwoman for judging along with other state chapter winners.

Campbell’s high school activities include Constitutional Convention; Future Business Leaders of America; football; percussion ensemble; National Honor Society; Technology Student Association; tennis; jazz band; concert band; and marching band.

Campbell served as president of TSA for two years and is band president this year. He has been percussion section leader for two years as well. Outside school, he is the bass guitarist for a worship band called Uprooted, which performs for churches.

He also is involved in his church’s youth fellowship group.

As a freshman, Adam assisted in teaching technology skills with Slater Harrison at the SciFest in St. Louis, Mo.

He holds a position at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center.

Campbell has earned three state and national awards for architecture and construction through competition in TSA.

He is a student representative with Leadership Lycoming. Campbell has earned varsity letters in both band and tennis.

Additionally, was chosen to receive the Jersey Shore Lions’ Club Citizen of the Month for February.

He was also selected as a member of this year’s Tournament of Bands All-Star Band.

Adam enjoys drumming, photography, kayaking, calligraphy and bike riding.

He plans to attend Grove City College to major in applied physics.

He also hopes to spend a summer performing and competing with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps sponsored by Youth Education in the Arts.

School personnel selected the Good Citizen based on the qualities of dependability (truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality); service (cooperation, courtesy and; leadership (personality, self-control and the ability to assume responsibility; and patriotism (an unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation).

Adam was introduced, given a certificate and pin, and read his essay. Also introduced were his parents Michelle and Dean Rhodes, and Jersey Shore Area High School guidance counselor, Roxanne Laird.

Kaye H. Long, Good Citizen chairperson, made the introductions and presentations.

Dorian Myers, past regent, conducted a short business meeting.

The luncheon was held at the First United Methodist Church, S. Main St.

The hostesses for the luncheon were Jan Welshans and Jackie Lehman.

The next meeting of Fort Antes Chapter will be April 16 for a dinner meeting for members and guest.

It will be held at 6 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church.

The program will be “CC Camps” with the speaker, John Eastlake.

The hostesses will be Peggy Welshans and Susan Yeagle.