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SAR/DAR Winners Announced

The 2019 LaSalle-Peru Township High School Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award winners were recently announced.

 

Portrait of Emma Mertes LaSalle-Peru Township High School senior Emma Mertes was named the 2019 Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Citizenship Award winner. This high honor is presented to a senior based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism to an outstanding degree. Mertes was chosen for this honor by her fellow seniors and by faculty. She will be recognized during the Senior Awards Program in April. Mertes is the daughter of Tim and Nicole Mertes of Utica.

LP Counseling Division Chair Emily Carney said, “Emma has one of those personalities that just lights up a room. Her level of positivity and kindness are a rare gift, making her an incredible role model to others and an absolute delight to our school.”

Mertes is involved in many activities including student council, Future Business Leaders of America, Link Crew, swim team, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). As for her future plans, Mertes intends to pursue business at a four-year university.

 

 

Portrait of Avary Kampwerth LaSalle-Peru Township High School senior Avary Kampwerth was named the 2019 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Citizenship Award winner. This high honor is presented to a senior based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism to an outstanding degree. Kampwerth was chosen for this honor by her fellow seniors and by faculty. She will be recognized during the Senior Awards Program in April. Kampwerth is the daughter of Simon and Sally Kampwerth of Peru.

LP Counselor Meg Kowalczyk said, “Avary is such an outstanding individual. She is kind, respectful, involved and sets goals for herself. She's the type of girl that would do anything for anyone.”

Kampwerth is involved in many activities including senior board, Link Crew, science club, writing club, golf, softball, and Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY). As for her future plans, Kampwerth intends to pursue environmental studies at a four-year university.