L-R: Pat Hagen, Addison Ruskin, Morgan Hoernke, and Jonelle Przybylski. (Contributed)

Daughters of the American Revolution honors several locals

By Patrick Lynn

The Nay-osh-ing Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), located in Plover, celebrated their annual Awards Night program in March.

The group recognized outstanding community members and students for their contributions and achievements.

The event kicked off with an introduction to NSDAR and Nay-osh-ing Chapter’s history, leading to the presentation of awards. Two high school students, Morgan Hoernke from Mosinee High School and Addison Ruskin from Neillsville High School, were honored as DAR Good Citizens. These students were selected based on their demonstration of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.

Both Hoernke and Ruskin shared their accomplishments and future aspirations with the audience before receiving their Good Citizen awards, which included a certificate, pin, and wallet card.

Additionally, the program acknowledged two community members for their exceptional volunteer service. Pat Hagen was recognized for his efforts in identifying and caring for veterans’ graves at Plover Cemetery, including cleaning gravestones, repairing markers, and providing support for Nay-osh-ing ceremonies.

Jonelle Przybylski received recognition for her extensive work on the FindAGrave website, uploading memorials and photographs, as well as her efforts in cemetery maintenance and marker replacement.

Both Jonelle and Pat were presented with the Community Service Awards, which included a pin and certificate. The evening concluded with a meal provided by the Nay-osh-ing Chapter, allowing attendees to celebrate and connect further.