MHS names DAR, SAR Good Citizen recipients
Becker, Frey chosen for awards
MENDOTA – Mendota High School has announced the winners of the 2023-24 DAR and SAR Good Citizens program, sponsored by the Illini Chapter of NSDAR. Madelyn Becker was chosen to receive the DAR award and Bria Frey was the recipient of the SAR award.
These awards are open to all seniors. The recipients are nominated by fellow senior classmates and the faculty at MHS. Criteria for the DAR and SAR awards include dependability, cooperation, leadership and patriotism.
Becker is the daughter of Patrick and Kelly Becker.
Her school activities include Interact Club, student council, Spanish Club, math team, academic challenge, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, volleyball, softball and Homecoming committee.
Outside of school, Becker has participated in corn serving at the Sweet Corn Festival, helped with “A Mendota Christmas” event, coached at volleyball camp, did ditch cleanups and several other events in cooperation with the Interact Club.
She loves to spend time with friends and family. She also loves to get involved in the community through her jobs as a lifeguard and working with kids at the Mendota YMCA.
In her essay on the four qualities of a DAR Good Citizen (dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism), she said:
Dependability, service, leadership and patriotism are all important characteristics that I implement into my life every single day. I am not only dependable for my teammates and coaches in my athletics, but I am also dependable for my friends, family and classmates. I try my best to always be available if someone in my life needs advice, support or company. I give service toward my community through various clubs and organizations I am involved in. I am a leader for my teammates, friends, classmates and community.
I try to be respectful every day and set a good example for others to see. I am patriotic by respecting the flag and what it stands for, along with respecting our troops and what others have done to make my country a better place. These characteristics are all important to me and make me the person I am today.
After high school, Becker plans to attend a four-year university to pursue a career in pharmacy.
Frey is the daughter of Kent Frey.
In high school, she has participated in volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Podcast Club, Spanish Club and Art Club, among other activities.
In the community, she has volunteered as a corn server at the Sweet Corn Festival.
She enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with friends and family.
In her essay on the four qualities of a SAR Good Citizen (dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism), she said:
Dependability, service, leadership and patriotism are important characteristics because they are the reason our country is as great as it is. I try to implement these characteristics in my daily life through my relationships with others. I try to always be there for my friends and family, help them with tasks they are struggling with, make hard decisions when there is no clear answer and always be supportive of teammates no matter what.
After high school, Frey plans to pursue a career in business or accounting/finance.