By Lilye Adkins 42Fifty Staff Writer
Seniors Christopher Grady and Tahany Harb were awarded the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution Awards on Jan. 25.
“I’m very honored to have received this award and I’m very thankful for the staff and students who voted for me.” Tahany Harb stated.
The website for the Daughters of the American Revolution states that the award “recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.”
Chris Grady says that “The Son of the American Revolution to me, means that my character has been able to speak through my actions…I like to live my life in a certain lifestyle you know, by carrying the pillars of character, being an honest, trustworthy, and responsible person. I feel like that type of passion is affectionate and it spreads off to people.”
Both Chris and Tahany are very involved in anti-bullying programs as well as in various activities throughout the community.
“…I love helping others…I am part of a lot of clubs like BIONIC, Student Council, Youth and Government, anti-bullying programs, and so many more. I just feel that this is something really special that I like doing.” Harb stated.
Awards like this to honor students who go out of their way to help others are inspiring, but what is even more awesome is the fact that both students said that they didn’t find their motivation in earning some fancy award or title, but they found it through just being able to make others smile.
Grady said “My biggest motivation in life is God. I try to do everything that would be pleasing to Him. But even besides the spiritual realm of things, I naturally just try to be a nice person. Seeing other people happy and seeing others succeed is what motivates me to continue to do what I do. If I can help them in any way, sometimes it’s more of a blessing to me than it is to them.”
Lilye Adkins covers Oswego High School news and produces the video series “Lilye’s Lighthearted Moments”. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact the publication directly at email@example.com