Awards were presented when the Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met for their last meeting of the season May 12 at the Holiday Inn - Weirton.
Chapter Vice Regent Nancy Valles presided at the meeting where Carol Skerbetz, Karen Blanc and Bonnie Slemmer led in opening ceremonies.
The chapter scholarships and Junior American Citizens awards were given. Valles introduced Denses White and Sandra Briggs, Scholarship Committee co-chairs. Morgan Susane Brown of Edison High School and Michael Mastromichalis of Weir High School were awarded the Katherine Sinclair-Pauline Francis-Golda Fulton Scholarships. These scholarships were made available by these women.
Valles, JAC committee co-chair, presented the JAC awards to several Harding Middle School students. Those receiving awards were: Alyanna Glynn, sixth grade, stamp design, first place in chapter, state and East Central Division and honorable mention in national; and Lexi Biasi, seventh grade, first place chapter, state and East Central Division and third in national. The school also had three other honorable mentions, two third-place winners, two second-place winners and a first-place winner at the national competition. Students not attending the DAR meeting were presented their awards at the school's awards assembly.
The business meeting followed where prospective members Carol Dalaney, Mary Ann Jesse and Megan Reed were introduced.
National Defender Chair Bonnie Slemmer, Cameo Society Chair Denses White and DAR Schools Chair Valles gave reports, with Valles noting she'd sent Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Soup labels to five schools and asked members to continue collecting them.
A memorial service was held to remember members who died during the year, including Avis McIntyre Jones, a 38-year member who served as regent for two terms, and Gladys Cole Cox, a 36-year member who served a term as vice regent.
The next meeting will be held at noon Sept. 15 at Historic Fort Steuben in Steubenville.