The Sierra Foothills Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented Rose Curley, a Yosemite High School senior, and David Broyles, a senior at Minarets High School, scholarships and certificates as the winners of their schools’ Good Citizens Program awards. The awards were given during a tea Saturday, Feb. 20 to honor the students.
“This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities,” according to the national DAR website.
Curley wants to pursue a career as a bilingual traveling nurse and has been accepted by California State University (CSU), Fresno; CSU, Sonoma and Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. She is waiting to hear from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Sarah and Tim Curley of Coarsegold and was named the chapter level Good Citizen winner.
“I believe I am here to carry the accomplishments of our nation’s past into the future through my good deeds and positive outlook. I am here to proclaim, distribute and preserve the news and history of our independence and equal rights,” Curley wrote in her essay addressing the focus question: “What does our past tell us about our future?”
Both Broyles and Curley competed in the essay portion of the program.
Curley currently serves as Associated Student Body (ASB) president and Student Representative on the Yosemite Unified School District Board and Yosemite High School Site Council. She is a California Scholarship Federation member and Interact Club of Rotary International member, serving as president this year. She is also a member of the Key Club of Kiwanis International and the Science Club and was named as the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program nominee for YHS.
Curley has competed at the varsity level of swimming and soccer for four years and also competed in cross country and water polo. She volunteered her time this past summer to provide swimming lessons to a child with special needs.
“She aims to major in nursing to be able to one day provide services to people locally or in other countries who cannot afford proper health care,” said Greg Hill, Curley’s counselor at YHS. “With her servant’s heart coupled with her tremendous skill set, I have no doubt she will accomplish anything she desires.”
“David is one of the most driven young men I have worked with in my time at Minarets,” MHS principal Daniel Ching said. “He is interested in learning and discovering things on a deep level as well as pushing himself to achieve greatness ... He understands the importance of collaboration and adjusts well to working in several different capacities and settings.”
David is the son of Gavy and David Broyles. He has been a member of Future Farmers of America for four years earning awards in Greenhand, meats judging and parliamentary procedure at the state level. He has also been in Key Club International for four years serving as president this year.
Other activities include California Scholarship Federation membership, participation in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, ASB agricultural representative, Boys State representative and a member of the debate team.
In sports, Broyles competed in football, soccer and weightlifting. His community service projects have included fundraising for the American Cancer Society and cleaning the Ronald McDonald House at Valley Children’s Hospital.
Broyles has been accepted for fall enrollment at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo and is waiting to hear whether he has been accepted at The United States Military Academy at West Point. He plans to pursue a career in civil engineering.
As the local Good Citizen award winner, Curley received a check for $100 and Broyles received a check for $50. Broyles and Curley were classmates at Rivergold Elementary School.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political women’s service organization comprised of lineal descendants of those who fought for the cause of independence in 1776.
The group’s objectives are education, historic preservation and patriotism. For additional information about the local Sierra Foothills Chapter, contact Regent Nancy Wider at firstname.lastname@example.org.