Stevens Point Chapter DAR presents awards for service, citizenship
Three members of the Stevens Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) were selected for DAR honors at its May meeting. Kathryn Lungren, Auburndale, received the Good Citizen Award; Dan Goulet, Stevens Point, received the Community Service Award; and Sister Mary Felicia received the Woman in American History Award.
Sister Mary Felicia (Magdalen Jakuski) was the founder of the parochial school system in Portage County in 1901. She went on to organize the Convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph and St. Joseph’s Academy – later known as Maria High School – in Stevens Point.
Retired professor Goulet’s long history of service to the Stevens Point community includes six years as a Master Gardner, and the founding member of the YMCA Community Gardens. Each summer, he spends more than 100 hours working with students in the YMCA’s child care program, as well as planting, weeding and harvesting in the garden. Food from the garden is given to local food banks and used in meals for the students.
The Chapter Good Citizen winner, Kathryn Lundgren, an Auburndale High School student, was also the Wisconsin State DAR winner. She received a monetary award and pin from the state at its conference in April. Charlene Larson, Stevens Point Chapter presented her with a pin, certificate of award and a monetary gift.