Local DAR honors JROTC

The General Daniel Newnan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented three Coweta County JROTC members with National Defense Medals. 

Chapter Regent Audrey Wylie attended the awards banquet and presented the recipients with certificates and medals.

Col. Kwayon Sconiers is a senior at Newnan High School, and is the son of Anthony Sconiers. Kwayon is the former group Commander and Drill Team Commander of Georgia 934. Kwayon will be attending the Military College of Georgia and will study mathematics and engineering.

Col. Mary Simonton is a senior at Northgate High School and is the daughter of Jay and Amy Simonton of Sharpsburg. Mary began with the JROTC her freshman year and has advanced to Group Commander. She is a member of the Sporter Rifle team, and in 2011 moved to Precision Rifle Shooting. She is the vice president of the Beta Club and is an active member of the National Honor Society. Mary will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, where she will take aim at a degree in political science. She will also be shooting for the NCAA Rifle Team.

Sgt. Major Jessica Spradlin is a senior at East Coweta High School.

The General Daniel Newnan meets monthly on the third Saturday and welcomes guests and prospective members. 

For meeting and membership information call Jeannine Jackson, membership chairperson, at 770-253-6517, or Chapter Regent Audrey Wylie, at 770-251-4672.

For men interested in the Sons of the American Revolution, The Marquis de Lafayette Chapter meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at the Heritage Bank on North Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville.




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