The Fort Cooper Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is proud to announce that its 2018 scholarship recipient Laura Haynes has recently received a “re-award” in the amount of $1,500 from the Florida State Society DAR Organization (FSSDAR).
A graduate of lecanto high school, Laura is attending the University of Florida where she is studying pre-law with a double major in anthropology and art. While in high school, Laura’s outstanding community service with the Art Center in Citrus Hills was instrumental in her selection as the Fort Cooper Chapter recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. In 2018, she was also the recipient of a $1,000 state award from FSSDAR. Laura is the daughter of Dianna and Douglas Haynes of Beverly Hills.
The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. To learn more about DAR, visit www.dar.org or call 352-513-5355. You can also email Kim Bennett, Regent of Fort Cooper Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Weiser, registrar, at email@example.com.
Any woman 18 years or older may join the DAR by documenting her lineage to an ancestor, either male or female, who aided the cause of American independence through military, civil or patriotic service. DAR has resources to help identify African American, French and Spanish patriots.