Johnson wins 2016 DAR Citizenship Award

Paige Johnson with Phoenix Principal Hank Schmelz

Paige Johnson with Phoenix Principal Hank Schmelz

Phoenix Middle School eighth grader Paige Johnson has won the 2016 Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Award.

Paige Johnson

Paige Johnson

The DAR Samuel Phoenix Chapter presented Johnson the award at a special ceremony March 11 at the Lake Geneva History Museum.

Eighth-grade language arts teacher Adam Nielson nominated Johnson.

“Page Johnson exemplifies the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism,” Nielsen wrote in his nomination letter.

Johnson regularly volunteers her time to her school and was the winner of this fall’s Patriots Pen contest.

“Paige has compiled a sterling résumé, however, it is the way she carries herself in the classroom on a daily basis that is the most impressive,” Nielsen wrote. “Paige has the courage to not only set the right example when it may not be popular, but to encourage other students to follow her lead.”

Each year, Phoenix Middle School teachers and staff are encouraged to nominate students for the good citizenship award and medal. The medal is awarded to students who have shown honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.

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