The Fort Sullivan Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held an Awards and Certificate ceremony in The Great Hall of the Old Exchange Building in Charleston. The ceremony was a culmination of efforts by the Chapter Regent, committee chairs and Chapter members.

After opening remarks by Regent Mary Ann Marwick, The American History Committee member (on behalf of Cathy Duncan) Joyce Newman introduced the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Contestants wrote an essay on the assigned title: The Voyage of the Mayflower. Charleston Catholic School provided the contestants Anna Cavallon and Sophia Easterbrook. The 5th Grade Winner’s Certificate was presented to Anna Cavallon. Sophia Easterbrook was presented 6th Grade Winner. Both were given a monetary award. Certificates for the classroom participants were given to a representative from the Charleston Catholic School.

Leslie Sullivan of Palmetto Scholars Academy was recognized as Outstanding Teacher of American History. Chapter Historian Joanne Kassis presented the Certificate of Award and monetary consideration, and thanked Mrs. Sullivan for her dedication to her profession. We are proud to say that Ms. Sullivan is also winner of the State DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History and will be presented to the National Society DAR. Mrs. Sullivan was recently honored with a prestigious Milliken Award.

DAR Good Citizen award was presented to Marlowe Marie Moxley of Bishop England High School. Marlowe wrote an essay titled “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Perserving It”. Marlowe is active in student government association, class board and in 2017 she was awarded World History award and also Theology award. She is currently active in cheerleading and field hockey. She will attend Clemson University in the fall of 2020.

Jacki Bracewell and the American Heritage Committee presented Chapter Arts Award to Jean Hutchinson. Jean’s passion is creating historically correct garments, as well participating in reenactments and historical events in the area. She is also a consultant for historic textiles. Jean was presented with a Chapter scarf, and a donation was made to Trinity Episcopal Church Restoration Fund in honor of Jean’s mother.

Historic Preservation Committee Chair Mary Ann Marwick and chairperson Nancy Mikell presented Historic Preservation certificate and a Flag to Colby Broadwater, LT. Gen Ret. US Army. Gen. Broadwater is President of the American College of Building Arts, a school which focuses on historic preservation by training skilled artisans for building arts. Curriculum includes: architectural carpentry, architectural stone, blacksmithing, masonary, plaster work, iron work, etc. Chairperson Nancy Mikell presented Gen. Broadwater with a vintage DAR plaque that was recently discovered in an attic of a historic home. The plaque originated from the Marcia Burns DAR Chapter.

Cecilia Brown, editor of the Moultrie News was awarded DAR Media Award certificate by Joye Ridgeway. Joye thanked Brown and the Moultrie News Publisher, Vickey Boyd, for publishing Fort Sullivan Chapter’s events. The Moultrie News has covered DAR ship library projects, Constitution Week events and DAR wreath laying ceremonies for many years.

Outstanding Junior award was presented to Katie Herritage, who visited ceremony via a pre-recorded video. Katie supports the chapter and it’s projects with her time and money.

Community Service Award presented to Sue Desautels by Burnetta Schrecker. Sue is founder of Clap your Hands, a non-profit organization that creates and provides weighted blankets and accessories for special needs children. Three thousand blankets were donated to the community last year.

Mary Ann Marwick presented Tom Pace Community Service Award certificate for his volunteer work with veterans and prisoners. He volunteers at the Ralph Johnson VA Hospital and also with Fresh Start Visions.

Joanne Kassis was recognized for Outstanding Chapter Historian. Mary Ann Marwick presented Joanne with a certificate and thanked her for outstanding work securing our outstanding Teacher of American History for the past two years. Joanne also maintains the Chapter scrapbook.

Kate Stanton received the DAR Schools Award, presented by Burnetta Schrecker. Kate demonstrates her love for the school by continuously collecting items for the thrift shop and delivering them to Tamassee. Kate and her husband make the delivery three times a year.

Nancy Mikell received recognition for her outstanding support of Fort Sullivan Lineage Research, presented by Dolly Hamlin. Nancy has served numerous offices within the chapter and currently serving as Registrar. She has generously spent her time guiding numerous members though the lineage research and application process.

Joye Ridgeway received certificate for her work in Public Relations and Media. She was recognized for maintaining the chapter website, Facebook page, creating brochures, generating the yearbook, creating electronic scrapbook, and many other desk top publishing projects. She also painted rocks to create public awareness for Constitution Week.

Burnetta Schrecker received a certificate for her work promoting Constitution Week. She displayed a trifold at a local elementary school, attended a naturalization of citizens ceremony, arranged for Regents meeting with the Mayor of Charleston to receive a proclamation.

Barbara Nourie presented certificates to members who “Fly the Flag every day” at their house: Dolly Hamlin, Debbie, Owens, Kate Stanton, Nancy Herritage, Mary Ann Marwick, Connie Mahan, Kathryn Richburg, Cathy Duncan.

Regent Mary Ann Marwick was recognized for being the most generous, fabulous Regent. The Generosity with Grace Award was granted to Madame Regent Marwick.

After award presentations, the award recipients and their guests enjoyed a luncheon provided by the Fort Sullivan Chapter, NSDAR.