Emma Thornton, a senior from Trumbull High School, and Patrick Ambrosio, a senior from St. Joseph High School, have been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in History award for outstanding work in American history and overall academic character. The students were awarded an Excellence in History Bronze medal and Certificate by the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mary Rozsa, the Chairman of the American History awards, said that these young students represent our country’s future leaders. She noted that the DAR promotes American History throughout the year and encourages everyone to be more aware of their heritage.

The DAR perpetuates the memory and spirit of the men and women who won American independence. Any woman over 18 who can prove an ancestor served in the American Revolution is a prospective member.

The presentation took place May 21 for Trumbull High School and will be May 28 for St. Joseph High School.

For more information on the DAR, visit sarahriggshumphreysDAR.org.