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Butler County Chapter NSDAR Honors Students

Butler County Chapter NSDAR recently had their Silver Awards Program at BCHS Commons on April 23, 2024. The chapter presented 2 scholarships. Bryleigh Jones, daughter of Christie & Jerry Hurt, received the Butler County DAR Scholarship. Bryleigh wrote of the pride and appreciation she has for her family members that served in the United States military, especially Carl Grubb, Ardell Abbott, and Troy Abbott from the WW II and Vietnam eras. She plans to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College and major in Education so that she might teach at the elementary school level.

Maci Boone, daughter of Robert Boone and Tiffany Keen of Allen,Texas, received the Ermie Lee Martin Scholarship. Maci is the granddaughter of Daniel and BCDAR member Mabel Romans Boone and 6th great granddaughter of John Porter, Jr, a Revolutionary War Patriot. She attended Allen High School and participated in both the marching and concert band of over 600 students. She was also a member of a team who placed 2nd in the state of Texas for their computer animation project. Maci plans to attend Texas A&M University School of Performance, Visualization, and Fine Arts in College Station Texas with a major in Visualization.

Other students receiving awards for their accomplishments included:

Butler County Schools Spelling Bee Winners

MES: Mason Pauwels; NBE: Troy Sublett; BCMS: Kallie Martin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Junior American Citizen, JAC, 1st place


Gr 1   Bennett Givens, Blake Moore, Rhealynn Carroll                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Gr 2   Walker Lee, Annalee Oaks, Stepheny Bratcher

Gr 3   Whitlee Dockery, Annabella Hatcher, Cash Hudnall                                         

Gr 4   Cameron Brown                                                                             

Gr 5   Karolina West, Carter Franklin, Gila Graham                                                                                   


Gr 1   Clara Nash, River DeBerry, Gloria Perez Gomez    

Gr 2   Grace McGuyer, Charlotte Phelps, Jase Kirby                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Gr 3   Jakelyn Tomas, Kylie Jordyn, Madalyn Gay                                                                                                                     

Gr 4 Lilly Wells, Phillip Wells              

Gr 5 Ava Embry, Jameson Millage, Roberto Gonzalez                     

Gr 6 Carter Brooks

Butler County Middle School Youth Citizenship 

6th grade Lucas Gomez Pablo; 7th grade Elizabeth Baker; 8th grade Mark Gruber

Butler County High School

Excellence in American History - Lydia Wilcox

JROTCMichael Luyet                                                                                                                                                        

BCDAR Good CitizenLydia Wilcox

The event was as usual a family affair with parents, grandparents, siblings, and others on hand for the presentations. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship and refreshments provided by the BCDAR ladies.


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