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Black River Student Receives Good Citizen Award

CAVENDISH - Black River High School senior Emily Hammond was recently chosen as the 2010 recipient of the Daughters Of American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award. The honor is given to the student that most exemplifies dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.

The staff at Black River High School nominates three students, before the senior class select the winner from the three nominated. The Cavendish chapter of DAR then awarded Emily the award and $50 prize. This achievement also allows Emily to compete in an upcoming essay writing contest to earn college scholarship money.

Among her many high school achievements, Emily has been class President since since ninth grade, is a member of the student council and was also a captain this fall on the girls' soccer team. Emily was also inducted into the National Honor Society as a sophomore.

She has performed over 100 hours of community service, including volunteering at the humane society, coordinating a local food drive, painting at the local elementary school and also volunteered as a coach for 'Girls on the Run," a program designed to get elementary girls more involved in sports, running and fitness.

Still other community programs in which Ms. Hammond is involved include a youth chapter of the Rotary Club called Interact, the "World of Difference" peer training program at Black River High School and also serves as a Big Buddy at the local elementary school. She even finds the time to be stage manager for several Black River High School drama productions. Congratulations to Emily for all the achievements throughout her high school career.

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