DAR Awards Students for Good Citizenship

Hanna Louise Mitchell of James Madison High School and Melanie Vanessa Aguilar-Rojas of Oakton High School recently received DAR Good Citizens Awards from Fairfax County Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

The awards recognize the winners’ qualities of good character and good citizenship: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The Fairfax County Chapter gives each winner a $500 scholarship and the students are eligible to compete for other scholarships at higher levels of the society.


Hanna Louise Mitchell (center) receives a DAR Good Citizens Award from Regent Diane Wright and DAR Good Citizens Committee Chairman Amy Cartwright.

Hanna is the daughter of Kristen Overturf and Jeff Snow of Vienna. At James Madison High School she is a member of the National Science Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and Medical Youth Society, and is a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician with the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.

Melanie of Oakton High School is the daughter of Roxana and Andrew McDevitt, also of Vienna. In addition to being an editor on the school’s Outlook newspaper, she is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, Oakton Latino Club, History Honor Society, and the Octagon Club, which is dedicated to community service projects.


Regent Diane Wright and DAR Good Citizens Committee Chairman Amy Cartwright award Melanie Vanessa Aguilar-Rojas the DAR Good Citizens Award.

The women received their awards from DAR Good Citizens Committee Chairman Amy Cartwright and Regent Diane Wright at a recent Fairfax County Chapter meeting.

One of the world’s largest, most active women’s service organizations, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its more than 168,000 members in approximately 3000 chapters worldwide descend from men and women who supported the American cause during the Revolutionary War. For more information on the DAR, see www.vadar.org and www.dar.org.