Chase Glasser, who graduated from Notre Dame last month, presented a speech about his love for America yesterday in front of more than 3,500 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution who had convened in Washington, D.C., for the 126th Continental Congress, the latest gathering of the longstanding service organization's annual meeting.
The keynote speaker for the opening night ceremony was retired NASA Flight Director Eugene Kranz, who also was awarded the DAR Medal of Honor. Additionally, the ceremony recognized retired NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson, also with the DAR Medal of Honor, and California State University Monterey Bay President Eduardo Ochoa with the DAR Americanism Medal.
Glasser received the Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship award from the DAR during yesterday’s festivities at Constitution Hall in D.C.
Glasser will be studying American history and political science at the University of Michigan in the fall.
More on the scholarship: The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is renewable. This award is intended to promote the study of our country's history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter.
More on the DAR: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.DAR.org.
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