Stamford DAR honors teens, community members
STAMFORD — The Stamford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has awarded five teens and three adults for community service.
The winners were honored at a ceremony at the Stamford History Center on Nov. 23.
Students awarded include Leyla Jordan, Gregory Johnson, and Leslie Guerra.
Good Citizens Awards went to Tamar Bellet, an athlete, scholar, and classically trained pianist and Sofia Acosta, a company-level ballet dancer with the Ballet School of Stamford and member of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council.
Adult volunteers recognized included Doug Prior-Crofoot, Daniel Burke, and Philip J. Giordano.
Prior-Crofoot has worked to protect over a dozen historic cemeteries in the area. Burke, an Army veteran, co-authored Stamford’s World War II Service Roll: A Reconstructed List of Names.
Giordano, a World War II Army veteran and sergeant-at-arms for the Stamford Board of Representatives, has been an advocate for veterans, public parks, traffic safety, and other community issues for decades.
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