The Womens City Club in Pasadena was the setting for the Daughters of the American Revolution Martin Severance Chapter annual awards breakfast this month. The prestigious DAR History Award was presented to Ian Ruskin, who stars in the one-man play and 2016 film documentary To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine about the man whose pamphlet Common Sense helped convince early Americans to revolt against the British monarchy and create a new nation.
Several high school seniors were presented with Good Citizen Awards for demonstrating dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in 2016, selected by faculty and staff at their respective schools. One elementary school student was presented with the American History Essay Contest Award for her 2016 essay with the theme Celebrating a Century: Americas National Parks.
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