Brooke Booher wins DAR Good Citizen Award
Brooke Booher, a Berkeley Springs High School senior, was presented the “Good Citizen Award” by the Ye Towne of Bath Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The presentation was made at the DAR Christmas dinner at the Country Inn in December. The certificate and medal were presented to Booher by Linda McGraw, DAR Good Citizen Chairman and Gail Potter, Regent of the Ye Towne of Bath DAR.
Each year the DAR looks for high school seniors who have the qualities of a good citizen. They must demonstrate dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Applicants are recommended by their classmates and teachers.
Each applicant must submit a handwritten essay concerning good citizenship. This year’s essay was titled “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving it.” Booher’s essay was about the controversy over the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and how wrong it is to try to remove these words.
Booher is a top student (GPA 3.7) who is involved in many school activities. She has played on the tennis team and is now a varsity cheerleader. For four years she has been a member of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) while serving as an officer for two years. Her interest in the business field led her to join FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and HSB (High School of Business). Elected to the National Honor Society, she has received the Principal’ Honors Award for all four years.
An active member of her church, Booher participates in the Word of Deliverance Generation 42 Youth Group.
She has been accepted to Marshall University to pursue a degree in Business Administration with a focus on marketing. She is the daughter of Terri and Monte Booher of Berkeley Springs.