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Eleanor Wentworth, left, and Morgan Bentley with DAR Good Citizen Awards --- 72 years apart. Courtesy photo.

WOODSTOCK — Morgan Bentley was honored to be awarded the Good Citizens Award from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. But she was surprised to discover that her 90-year-old great-grandmother, Eleanor Wentworth of Putnam, won the same award.
Seventy-two years before.
And the fact that Wentworth had “kept the award in perfect condition all those years was truly amazing.”
Bentley is a senior at The Woodstock Academy and is pursuing a career in the medical field. She is the daughter of Cary and Sarah Bentley of Woodstock.
The DAR Good Citizens Award program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. It’s open to all senior class students. “The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of: Dependability: truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality and being worthy of trust; Service: cooperation, courtesy and contributing to the welfare of others; Leadership: personality, self-control, ability to assume responsibility, ability to inspire others and a decision maker; Patriotism: devotion to and support of one’s country, supporting service members and veterans, working for causes that make one’s community stronger and appreciating the cultural and historic important of America’s unique population.


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