Sian Douglas was selected as the John Bapst recipient of the 2013 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship award for the Bangor Frances Dighton Williams DAR Chapter. She received the award at a luncheon and ceremony held in honor of the award winners April 5, Phillips Strickland Home Bangor.
The student selected to be the DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities: dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality); service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation) to an outstanding degree.
Douglas was a member of the first class of international students admitted in the inaugural year of John Bapst’s international program. She has been a remarkable advocate for the program and more generally the school and its students. She has been a crucial link between the students living in the girls dorm and the greater student body and administration, being elected to the Student Senate and selected by faculty members as a student representative on the Student Life Committee. She has willingly engages in myriad student activities, both in her role as a Student Senator and informally as a student. She helped form and now leads BIFA, the Bapst International Family Alliance, which helps coordinate activities between the international and domestic student populations. In addition to these activities, Sian is a member of the swim team and carries a course load full of honors and Advanced Placement courses.