Rockcastle Chapter DAR was recently honored with several awards at the 119th KSDAR State Conference held in Lexington, KY. Over 62 chapters were represented at this year’s conference with over 248 women in attendance. Rockcastle Chapter won awards in the fields of media coverage, literacy promotion, membership, joint participation with the Sons of the American Revolution and outstanding newsletter. The chapter placed first in the state in the category of Literacy Promotion for its joint participation in the Spring into Reading Program with Librarian, Janet Wells and the RCHS students. Last year’s program had 100 people participate with over 22 discussion groups. Chapter members Laura Durham, Molly Belcher, Norma Eversole, Jean Gentry, Sheila Leger, Patsy McFalls and Onna Kay Owens represented the chapter in this program. Rockcastle Chapter will represent Kentucky in the National judging in this category this summer at Continental Congress held in Washington, DC.
Other awards given to the chapter were to chapter member Karen Adams and Roundstone student Emma Hackworth. Mrs. Adams was recognized with two state awards for her Hidden Among Us Series in the Signal and also for outstanding chapter newsletter. Miss Hackworth won the state award for the 5th grade level in the American History Essay Contest. She will represent Kentucky in the National District judging later this summer. The chapter also won second place in the state for the most new members by number in their district.