De Anza DAR honors ‘Good Citizenship’ winners


De Anza Chapter DAR recently awarded Good Citizenship medals and certificates to 12 outstanding students during May and June. Their schools nominated the recipients based on the five qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism. Regent Laurel Lemarié of Rancho Santa Fe and past regent Bettybob Williams of Solana Beach appeared at the Torrey Pines High School awards ceremony on June 5 to present the Good Citizenship award to 11th grade student Jake Ashby.

De Anza Chapter presented medals and certificates to the following 8th grade students: Erin Berg, Church of the Nativity; Capri Goldsmith, Diegueño Middle School; Marni Gruzd, The Grauer School; Adela Koenig and Reilly Tiglio, The Rhodes School; Karston Kelly, Santa Fe Christian and Kaitlyn Walsh, St. Patrick Catholic School. The other 11th grade recipients were: August Lack, Canyon Crest Academy; Jessawyn Maynard, Sunset School; Forrest Gitlin, The Grauer School.

De Anza members reside in Cardiff, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Leucadia, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley and other areas. Meetings are held in Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. A woman 18 years or older is eligible for membership who can prove direct lineage from a Revolutionary War patriot. De Anza’s active lineage committee helps prospective members with their applications. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.

For more information, call Laurel Lemarié at 858-756-2835 or visit