Runnels’ Peneguy wins Good Citizen Award _lowres

Kara Peneguy

Senior Kara Peneguy was selected to receive the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for 2015 at Runnels High School.

The award is presented to outstanding seniors across the nation who demonstrate the qualities of good citizenship, including reliability, service, leadership, good character and patriotism, a news release from the school said.

Peneguy, a member of Senior Beta, Free the Children and the National Honor Society at Runnels, has served as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Miracle League. A singer and songwriter and winner of last year’s House of Blues Forward Foundation’s Bringin’ Down the House talent contest for teens, Peneguy sings at student services at her church.

An Honor Roll student and 12-year member of Girl Scout Troop 100360, she served on the 2015 Runnels Homecoming Court. She was recognized for her volunteer service at the National Charity League’s Senior Soiree.

“Kara exemplifies the qualities embodied in the DAR Award both within our school and outside in the community,” Runnels Junior and Senior High Principal and Guidance Counselor Conchetta Foshee said. “She is a well-rounded young lady with a very positive outlook on life. We are proud to name her as our DAR recipient for the 2015 school year.”

All high school seniors are eligible for the award, but only one from each school is selected to receive it. Members of the high school faculty select the winner.

Peneguy is the daughter of Teresa and Mark Peneguy.