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Long Island chapter DAR sponsors two state winners

April 29th, 2012 10:17 pm by staff report

Members of the TSDAR Long Island Chapter of National Daughters of the American Revolution, in Kingsport, including Ellen Sims, regent; Cecile Wimberley, treasurer; Julie Hyatt, registrar; and Becky Briddell, state service for veterans chairman, attended the 107th Tennessee State DAR Conference in Franklin, Tenn., March 29 through April 1.

Long Island Chapter TSDAR won many state chapter achievement awards, including having sponsored Allison Eve Darnell, the state winner of the $1,000 Tennessee American History Scholarship.

Darnell, a student at Dobyns-Bennett High School, has received many honors from her work and activities at school. She is an active community volunteer. She is the daughter of William and Tamara Darnell.

Long Island Chapter TSDAR also sponsored Preston Ronald Quillin, state winner of the sixth-grade American History Essay Contest.

Quillin is a student at Tri-Cities Christian School and is active in his school and community. This year's essay topic was “Young American Takes a Stand: The War of 1812.” Quillin is the son of Jason and Quyen Quillin.

TSDAR Long Island Chapter member, Rebecca Briddell, was the TSDAR Award winner of Volunteer of the Year. Briddell is the Long Island Chapter chairman for Service to Veterans committee and serves on the National Committee for DAR Service for Veterans as vice chairman for Mountain Home in Johnson City, a role she has filled for several years.

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