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Berry College Shines at the 133rd Continental Congress of the NSDAR

Berry College proudly made its mark at the 133rd Continental Congress of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) with the exceptional participation of two of its students, Jenny Lozano (26c) and Allie Arnold (28c). The event, a cornerstone for DAR members nationwide, became a memorable platform for these young women to showcase the spirit and values of Berry College.

Engaging with the DAR Community

Throughout the congress, Jenny and Allie worked diligently at the Berry College booth, a hub of activity and engagement. Their roles involved networking with DAR members, sharing their enriching experiences as Berry students, and promoting Berry College through the sale of featured merchandise. Their enthusiasm and dedication did not go unnoticed, as they effectively communicated the college's mission and the unique opportunities it offers to its students.

Inspiring Luncheon Speeches

A highlight of their participation was speaking at two significant luncheons. On Friday, they addressed attendees at the NSDAR Educational Luncheon, where they discussed their academic journeys, personal growth, and the impact of Berry College on their lives. Their speeches resonated deeply with the attendees, many of whom were inspired by the students' stories and aspirations The following day, they were the special guests at the Junior DAR Educational Luncheon, further solidifying their roles as ambassadors of their institution.

A Touching Moment on Stage

One of the most poignant moments of the congress occurred on Wednesday night when Allie Arnold was invited to serve as the personal page to President General Pamela Wright. This honor placed her on stage alongside the President General, offering a unique opportunity to observe and assist in the event's proceedings up close. In a heartwarming surprise, Pamela Wright presented Allie with a cherished gift: her great grandmother Yvonne Boone's DAR pins. Yvonne Boone, a former Vice President General and mentor to Pamela Wright, had left a lasting legacy within the DAR community, and this gesture symbolized a beautiful connection across generations.

A Strong Support System

Jenny and Allie were accompanied by Scott Breithaupt, Associate Vice President for Advancement, and Jennifer Beard, Advancement Coordinator. Their presence provided invaluable support and guidance to the students, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience at the congress. The involvement of these key staff members underscored Berry College's commitment to fostering a nurturing environment for its students, even beyond the campus.

A Legacy of Leadership

The involvement of Jenny Lozano and Allie Arnold in the 133rd Continental Congress of the NSDAR underscores the commitment of Berry to fostering leadership, community engagement, and a sense of heritage among its students. Their experiences at the congress not only enhanced their personal and professional growth but also reinforced the values that Berry College stands for.

Berry's presence at the Congress was marked by meaningful interactions, inspiring presentations, and heartfelt moments. Jenny and Allie exemplified the college's dedication to nurturing future leaders who are well-versed in tradition, service, and excellence. Their participation in the 133rd Continental Congress of the NSDAR is a testament to the bright future that lies ahead for Berry College and its students.


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