Mary Butler Chapter DAR announces the selection of five area high school seniors as DAR Good Citizens.
They are: Nicholas Randos, Belmont High School; Olivia Trindade, Gilford High School; Elijah Marietta, Inter-Lakes High School; Benjamin Beliveau, Laconia High School; and Socorra Summers, Winnisquam Regional High School.
The five seniors were selected by vote of the faculty and senior class of each school for their qualities of Service, Dependability, Leadership, and Patriotism. Each of the students is an excellent scholar and has a record of leadership in school clubs and athletics. The five winners have also contributed to their communities as volunteers on
Members of the Mary Butler Chapter honored the five Good Citizens during their monthly meeting at the Gilford Community Church on Nov. 20. Good Citizen Chairman Judy Wilson, assisted by Chapter Regent Adele Bausor, presented the awards. Parents, family members, and friends attended.
• Nicholas Randos, Belmont High School’s DAR Good Citizen, is the son of Eleni Randos of Belmont. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and Student Athlete Leadership Team. He excelled in Cross Country, and indoor & outdoor Track, setting school records. He is class president, a NH Scholar with STEM distinction, and has earned the status of valedictorian of his senior class. He was recognized for dedicated service as the BHS liaison to the Shaker Regional School District School Board, and attended St. Paul's Advanced Studies Program. In January 2017, he invented a mobile app in Mobile Apps Honors and taught Belmont Elementary students how to use it.
• Olivia Trindade, a senior at Gilford High School, is the daughter of Karen and Neil Trindade of Gilmanton. Olivia, class president, is editor of Gilford's Literary Magazine, a member of the National Honor Society, band, Spanish Club, Student
Athletic Leadership Team, and Interact Club. She plays basketball, soccer, and lacrosse, attended the Rotary Youth Leadership conference and the NHIAA Student Athletic Leadership Conference. She attended St. Paul's Advanced Studies Program in Law & Government. She has volunteered extensively at Gilmanton School and with Gilmanton's Youth Organization.
• Elijah Marietta, of Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, is the son of Elizabeth and Chandler Marietta of Meredith. Involved in the Interact Club, National Honor Society, ILHS Theater, and Student Council, Elijah also participated in Cross Country, track, golf, and soccer. He earned the honor of ILHS Rotary Internation Interact Club Member of the Year. He was a NH Scholarship World Affairs Seminar Delegate. Elijah's future plans include returning to Zambia where his dad is assisting in their hospitals. He feels drawn to a career where he can be creative and artistic.
• Benjamin Beliveau, Laconia High School’s DAR Good Citizen, is the son of Brett and Susanne Beliveau of Laonia. . His extracurricular activities include the math team and Granite State Challenge. A member of the National Honor Society, he is also valedictorian of the senior class at LHS. He excelled in football and track, earning the Bucky Boyson sportsmanship award for football. Benjamin won the Rensselaer Medal, the Harvard book prize, and attended St. Paul's Advanced Summer Program. He plans to pursue education in environmental and civil engineering.
• Socorra Summer, Winnisquam Regional High School’s DAR Good Citizen, is the daughter of Jason and Kelly Summers of Tilton. .Named NH Humanities 2017 Student of the Year, and a Champions for Children honoree, Socorra is active in National Honor Society, Student Council, Interact Club, State Scholars, and Student Athletic Leadership Team. Socorra kept busy with Track & Field, Volleyball, and cross country. At the School Wide Science Fair she earned First Place.Working as a summer camp counselor with special needs individuals inspired her future plans to pursue a BA degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in ABA/BCBA Therapy.
The DAR Good Citizen competition is sponsored worldwide by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The national winner will be invited to attend DAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. to receive the national award of a $3,000 scholarship to be sent to the school of the winner’s choice.
Gathering at the DAR's presentation of Good Citizens awards is, from left: Adele Bausor, Chapter Regent of Mary Butler DAR; Benjamin Beliveau, Laconia High School; Socorra Summers, Winnisquam Regional High School; Nicholas Randos, Belmont High School; Olivia Trindade, Gilford High School; Elijah Marietta, Inter-Lakes Regional High School; Judy Wilson, DAR Good Citizen chairman, Mary Butler Chapter DAR. (Courtesy photo)