The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award was presented Huntington Class of 2019 member Sara Frawley. The teenager was given a certificate and a medal.
The Daughters of the American Revolution present the award each year to a graduating senior who demonstrates honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education for children,” states its website.
“Sara is incredibly motivated and such a wonderful friend,” fellow senior Mia Nitekman said. “Her brilliance impresses me every day. Although we’ve only known each other for a year, she’s been one of my closest friends for the duration of my last year at Huntington. I am so excited to see what she will accomplish in her future.”
Ms. Frawley is headed to the University of Michigan’s honors program where she intends to study biology and global health. She is interested in continuing on to medical school. Academically, she is one of the top seniors in Huntington’s graduating class.
The teenager attributes her impressive success to “trying my hardest with everything I do and being organized.” Vice president of the Huntington High School women’s empowerment club and co-founder of March for Our Lives Long Island, Ms. Frawley is politically astute and up to the minute on current events and the world at large.
“Sara is the most kind, compassionate, funny and intelligent person I’ve ever met,” fellow senior Natalie McCann said. “She has such a pure heart and is dedicated to whatever endeavor she is involved in at the moment. She has worked so hard at her internship with the cancer coalition and has her goals and priorities set straight.”
Ms. Frawley has travelled internationally, volunteered at Huntington Hospital and engaged in a multi-year internship with the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition’s Students & Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program.
“Sara’s an insanely hardworking person who I know will go so far in life,” fellow senior Isabella Cahill said. “She does everything for the betterment of other people and it genuinely shows. I’m so thankful to have gotten closer to her this year and I know she’ll fit in perfectly at Michigan.”