Libertad Chapter, NSDAR Honors 2012 Good Citizens

LIBERTY, January 3, 2002 - The Libertad Chapter, NSDAR, recently announced the Good Citizens for 2012, each one from a Liberty County High School. The candidates are recommended by the teaching staff, based upon the qualities of good citizenship and leadership and are voted on by their peers. It is a contest only open to graduating seniors.

L to R: Catherine Kuchan, LaMeisha Ligons, Allison Meche,
Cameron Shew, Betty Ann Ballad, Jason Cuadra, Linda Jamison. Not
pictured Tyler Landry

Cleveland: LaMeisha Ligons, daughter of Linda Ligons. LaMeisha is an outstanding student/athlete with impeccable character who is committed to her goals and supportive of her peers, teammates and community.

Dayton: Tyler Landry, son of Mike and Karen Landry. Tyler is a well-rounded student, competing is academic events, and volunteers for a variety of school and community projects. His guidance counselor wrote "He possesses the qualities of leadership, character, perseverance and the desire to excel." Tyler was also honored by the Libertad Chapter, winning the DAR History Essay Contest in 5th grade.

Hardin: Jason Cuadra, son of Barry Maria Manshack. Jason is involved with the Business Professionals of America, and has won the office of Parliamentarian in the state-wide contest. His science teacher wrote that he "shows integrity, character, scholarship, citizenship and a great work attitude."

Hull-Daisetta: Betty Ann Ballard, daughter of Lonnie and Michelle Smith. Betty is in advanced placement English Literature and has taken 3 years of a foreign language. She is also enrolled in upper level science and math classes. She is also an excellent artist and volunteers in a wide variety of community activities.

Liberty: Allison Meche, duaghter of Randy and Memorie Meche. Allison is an honor student, athlete, ember and officers of many clubs, and was recently crowned Liberty Homecoming Queen. She is an exceptional student with outstanding leadership skills.

Tarkington: Cameron Shew, son of Dennis and Cindy Shew. Cameraon is very active and is an outstanding student who has competed in different academic and sporting events, and volunteers with his community and church. When asked about the qualities of a good citizen, Cameron noted the following: " Through my leadership experiences I have learned that being a leader is not about being served, but rather service others. Our society has desecrated the word sacrifice so that it has an exclusively negative connotation. This should not be the case at all; for there and certain sacrifices after which we should strive. When you serve others, most notably through military service or sacrifice your time, everyone benefits."


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