Chapter Outstanding Junior and Nevada State Outstanding Junior Award
Autumn Montoya was our Chapter Outstanding Junior and then the State Outstanding Junior. The Outstanding Junior Member Contest began in 1963 to recognize Junior members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). 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 on the chapter, state, or national level is an honor not to be taken lightly.
What is a Junior?
A Junior is a DAR member age 18 through 35 years of age (until her 36th birthday) who holds full DAR membership with the same responsibilities and privileges as a regular member, but is eligible to page at national, state, or chapter events. When qualified, she may serve as an officer and chairman at the chapter, state, and national levels.
Many Juniors join with their mothers, grandmothers, and aunts. The Nevada State Society supports the Junior members tremendously by encouraging active membership, understanding family and time constraints, and mentoring college students, career women, or stay-at-home moms. Juniors join DAR for a variety of reasons and have diverse interests; however, working together for a common goal forges many friendships and offers endless opportunities for personal and professional growth inside and outside of DAR. The future of DAR is relying on the Juniors of today!
An informed Junior membership is essential for participation at all levels. Juniors are encouraged to learn and to lead in support of DAR objectives.