Lane Sebes of Macksville High School, Joni Mayer of Stafford High School and Isabella Martinez-Haskins were honored as the Stafford County DAR Good Citizens by Kanza Chapter DAR

Lane Sebes of Macksville High School and Joni Mayer of Stafford High School were honored as the Stafford County DAR Good Citizens by Kanza Chapter DAR on Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2016 at the home of Alda Hidlebrand. The third Stafford County DAR Good Citizen, Isabella Martinez-Haskins of St. John High School was unable to attend.

Lane Sebes received the highest vote from the non-DAR judges for first place in Stafford County. Joni and Isabella received second place in the county.

Lane is the son of Mike and Cheran Sebes of Lewis. Joni is the daughter of Christa and James Mayer of Stafford. Isabella is the daughter of LaDona and Mike Garcia and Joe Martinez.

Lane participated in football, basketball, track and choir each four years. He has helped with Macksville Christian Church fund raisers, and a youth philanthropy group in Pratt, Kansas. This distributes $104,000 to non-profit organizations. He has been active in 4-H, working on youth making a difference and the family farm. He was a part of care packages sent to our troops overseas during the holiday season last year. He had high honors in academic grades. He has been accepted into Southwestern Oklahoma State University and will enter the pharmacy program. He plans to return to serve this area after graduation.

Joni Mayer was a member of yearbook for Stafford Schools for two years. She participated in JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) for two years. She represented her class in Student Council for 4 years, served as STUCO president her senior year, served on the SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) committee and operated a successful partnership through business classes at the Stafford Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center for one year. She has worked as a registered life guard and a CNA certified nurse assistant and a clerk for a Stafford business. She was in a choir group and has been active on the academic honor roll. She plans to attend Dodge City Junior College. She ahs been recommended for her enthusiasm, positive attitude and dedication to serving others.

Isabella was in art club, music department, theater, FCCLA (Family Community Leaders of America), basketball, school mascot and stuco all four years. She served in power weight lifting, Kayettes, and leadership committee for two years. She served in the after school program for three years, teachers aide for three years and recreation assistant for six years. She was in traveling summer basketball for four years. She has worked for YMAD (Youth Making a Difference), FCCLA (a non profit club that gives much back to the community), local food banks, HUGS, womens shelter, cancer fund, seatbelts for everyone, Methodist youth works, active in academic honor roll. She plans to attend Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and become a special agent, major in Criminal Justive and Psychology.

Each student received the certificate of Good Citizens Award, the DAR Pin, which signifies Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism, the Signifance of DAR Good Citizens Pin Card, a certified name card naming the DAR Good Citizen of the year 2016, pamphletes on the flag code, the story of the pledge of allegiance and several gifts to be used as they continue their education.

The Stafford County first place winner, Lane Sebes received $50.00 from Kanza Chapter. Kanza Chapter is very pleased with these three winners. Their eassays were read which counted on their points from the non-DAR judges.

Their counselers were Michell Blaske of Macksville, Wendy Hacker of St. John and Haley Ramires of Stafford. They are to be commended for their assistance given these 2016 Stafford County DAR Good Citizens. Silva Scholes, DAR Good Citizens director was in charge of recognition give these DAR Good Citizens.