Donor Spotlight: Louisa St. Clair Chapter DAR

The members of the Louisa St. Clair Chapter DAR of Grosse Point, Michigan have provided a full boarding scholarship for the Settlement’s Dyslexia Summer Tutoring Program since 2010. Through members’ generosity, students from Michigan and throughout the region have the opportunity to take part in the intensive five week program designed to prepare students with learning differences for academic success.

This year’s recipient of the Louisa St. Clair Chapter DAR Scholarship is Lindsey D. of southeastern Kentucky. Through her time at Hindman, Lindsay achieved significant gains in both her reading and writing abilities and was honored during graduation with the Barry Rosen Award for her demonstrated skills in keyboarding. In addition, Lindsay excelled in writing class and wrote a remarkable poem based on an exercise from Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon’s acclaimed piece “Where I’m From:”

lindseyd-louisastclairI am from my get away place
from secrets
and music.
I am from old cameras,
broken pics and working clicks,
looking at memories once captured.
I am from the Black Betty Bushes
and Honey Suckles,
both which taste so sweet.

I’m from the family of four that is no more
and dark and light brown eyes
from Granny down the holler.
And Memmaw Smallwood.
I’m from all the dreamers
and me the first to succeed.
I’m from “be better than your father”
and “be better than any other.”

I’m from all over Kentucky,
from biscuits and gravy.
I am from the 3 books of pictures.
I am from summers at Hindman and memories we shared.
I am Lindsey.

Thank you members of the Louisa St. Clair Chapter DAR for your support of students like Lindsey throughout the years!

 

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Louisa St. Clair Chapter NSDAR Executive Board, Grosse Pointe, Michigan. From L to R: Patti Theros, Andrea Abram, Grace Bliss Smith, Dot Martin, Prudy Billiu, Kris Fontichiaro, PJ Steeby, Elizabeth Findeis, Kay Burt-Willson, and Peggy King Scully, Chapter Regent.