The Joseph Spencer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has chosen Sarah Elizabeth Balzer as their Outstanding Junior Member for 2017-2018.
The Outstanding Junior Member Contest began in 1963 to recognize junior members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Honoring young women who have truly promoted the aims and purposes of the National Society, as well as participated in community activities, the contest encourages all junior members to be vitally interested and involved in DAR programs and projects. Recognition at the chapter, state, or national level is an extremely high honor.
Candidates are DAR members, ages 18 through 35 inclusive, who have been selected by their respective chapters. A chapter may select any junior member as a chapter Outstanding Junior. A young woman who is active in DAR and her community, in furthering of the DAR’s historical, educational, and patriotic objectives, in accordance with the DAR motto, “God, Home, and Country,” is an Outstanding Junior. After being selected by her chapter, a candidate may enter the state and national contest.
Balzer is a 2010 graduate of Minford High School and attended the University of Charleston in Charleston, WV. While there she was the National Communications Coordinator for the Resident Hall Association and National Hall Honorary. She was a member of the National Association of College and University Resident Halls. She was Program Chair for the Global Student Organization. She will be finishing her degree in biology this year at Shawnee State University. She is planning to attend Pharmacy School with a goal of being a Nuclear Pharmacist.
As a member of the local DAR chapter, Balzer attends state DAR meetings and she has accepted the appointed position of Parliamentarian. She is the chair of the Junior American Citizens Committee and recently organized a recognition ceremony for the Junior American Citizens which were identified by chapter members. She assists in stocking books in the Joseph Spencer Chapter’s Little Free Library and also volunteered with the chapter’s Prospective Members Tea this past summer.