Seniors from Trumbull High schools have been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in History award for outstanding work in American history and overall academic character. John Paul (JP) Gschwind, St. Joseph High School and Beena Jacob, Trumbull High School are awarded Excellence in History bronze medals and certificates 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 students are 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. For more information on the DAR go online at sarahriggshumphreysDAR.org.