-by Mary Norton Yannuzzi
Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is excited to celebrate our talented students and staff members who have been recognized by The Daughters of the American Revolution, also known as DAR. These individuals have been honored as outstanding American history students or outstanding American history teachers, and one student is the Flag of the United States of America contest winner.
“I would like to thank the Daughters of the American Revolution for partnering with Virginia Beach City Public Schools to honor our outstanding American History students and teachers,” said Superintendent Aaron Spence. “While we have not been able to celebrate in person this year, I hope they feel a great sense of accomplishment, and I am delighted to recognize them.”
The students honored with these recognitions have not only excelled in the classroom but are outstanding examples of responsible and engaged citizens.
The awarded teachers work to inspire the students of VBCPS students daily. Their love of history and consistent enthusiasm in the classroom encourage students to do great things while fostering their love for their education, history and our nation.
We are happy to recognize our 2021 DAR award winners.
DAR Flag Winner
Tyler Ford, W.T. Cooke Elementary
DAR Outstanding Students
Krista Johnson, Bayside High
Joseph Jutton, Frank W. Cox High
Joshua Nicholson, First Colonial High
Yayra McGodfred, Green Run Collegiate
Kevin Loarca, Green Run High
Emma Buchanan, Floyd E. Kellam High
Artaysia Parmenter-Jones, Kempsville High
Tiffany Navora, Landstown High
Ava Estes, Ocean Lakes High
Anna Bartosh, Princess Anne High
Alex Patton, Salem High
Joshua Darrow, Tallwood High
DAR Outstanding Teachers
Samantha Rizzuto, Bayside High, Francis Land Chapter
Gabriel Wetmore, Kempsville High, Lynnhaven Parish Chapter
Kathryn Lienau, Landstown High, Lynnhaven Parish Chapter
Beth Byrum, Parkway Elementary, Francis Land Chapter
Lindsey Clouser, Tallwood High, Francis Land Chapter
Christy McAnally, Virginia Beach Middle, Princess Anne County Chapter
And a special thanks to the DAR Regents
Ms. Sharon Cruthers, Regent, Francis Land Chapter
Hon. Deborah Paxson, Regent, Princess Anne County Chapter
Ms. Cindy Hiddeman, Regent, Lynnhaven Parish Chapter
Ms. Florence Reese, Regent, Adam Thoroughgood Chapter
Again, congratulations, to our 2021 DAR award recipients.
Information about how your student can participate in DAR is shared with the schools each October. For additional information visit, www.dar.org.