Emily Carrier of Oquossoc receives DAR’s Good Citizen award

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From left to right: Patty Baker, Emily Carrier, Larry Carrier and Marcia White, regent of the Colonial Daughters Chapter, DAR.

RANGELEY — Emily Carrier of Oquossoc, daughter of Patty Baker and Larry Carrier, was presented with the 2012 DAR Good Citizen Award certificate and pin for Rangeley Lakes Regional School at an assembly today by Marcia White of Rangeley, regent of the Colonial Daughters Chapter, DAR which sponsors this award each year. Deborah J Judkins of Upton, chairman of the Good Citizen Committee, noted that the chapter located in Farmington sponsors the award to recognize excellence in seniors of seven local high schools.

The school’s faculty nominates several candidates for this honor each year. The person who is chosen to receive the honor must have demonstrated each of the qualities as defined by The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) to an outstanding degree. These qualities are dependability (truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality); service (cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership (personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation). The student who most exemplifies the four qualities is chosen by either vote of the senior class or vote of the faculty and administrators depending on the policy of the school. The chapter presents the certificate, pin and monetary award to this student.

Emily has demonstrated her leadership skills by serving as Interact president (2012) and student body vice president (2011-2012). She has served as her class president since 2009. Emily is captain for three varsity sports teams in her school; basketball, soccer and softball. She was elected to National Honor Society in her sophomore year and holds the top academic spot of the senior class. She earned an excellence in leadership award for her junior English class as well as excellence in physical sciences, biology, earth science, algebra II, art, US history and world history. Emily has been coaching elementary basketball for the last four years and referees youth summer basketball too, demonstrating her ability to lead in various situations.

Emily’s participation in sports teams at RLRS includes being named to the East-West Conference All-Star Soccer, Basketball and Softball teams. She has earned coaches awards in all three sports as well as the Clayton Philbrick Award twice in soccer and once each for basketball and softball. She has been named “most improved” in basketball, “best defensive player” in basketball and soccer, and “rookie of the year” for softball.

And, most importantly, Emily has served in many community organizations. Her service credits for Rotary include volunteering for the annual Halloween parties and being a server at the annual cookout, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the elderly. She volunteers to help earn money for the local animal shelter, for cystic fibrosis, UNICEF and dementia. In 2009 and 2010, she served as a Fit and Fun Captain, she has provided PTA babysitting services, served as a kindergarten student aid, helped with graduation set up and served as the graduation marshal in 2011. She helps make her community a great place to live.

Emily worked for Sunrise View Farm during 2009. She is currently employed by Oquossoc Grocery where she enjoys helping and getting to interact with her community. She has also been providing child care for customers for the last four years while saving for her future college plans.

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