John Bapst senior Jenna Morrill has been selected as the school’s 2011 DAR Good Citizen. The award is sponsored by the Frances Dighton Williams Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and presented by members of the John Bapst Social Sciences Department. In his recommendation, John Bapst history teacher Jason O’Reilly wrote, “Jenna is one of the brightest, ablest, and hardest working members of the senior class. She excels in the classroom and plays important roles in extracurricular activities here, too.”
A high honor student, Morrill has won numerous class awards, including several in AP and Honors courses. She is a two-year member of the John Bapst National Honor Society and Student Ambassador Program. She is also a member of the school’s Key Club and Civil Rights Team. In recognition of her academic achievements, Morrill received the 2010 St. Anselm College Book Award and the U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Award. A dancer, Morrill choreographed the school’s 2010 and 2011 Spring Musicals, winning the Directors’ Award in the production category. The daughter of Ronald and Judy Morrill of Holden, she and other area recipients will be honored at a DAR reception at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor on Friday, March 4.
The DAR Good Citizen Program is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. It is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with the Maine Board of Education. Students are selected based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.