Summer Morris, Regent of Brentwood’s Sarah Polk Chapter of the Tennessee Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), was named the Tennessee Society State Outstanding Junior at the organization’s State Conference in April at the Franklin Marriott. Morris is only the 4th woman to be named the Tennessee state winner twice in the history of the contest. She will be recognized twice for her achievement during the DAR’s Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. in June.
The Outstanding Junior Member Contest began in 1963 to recognize Junior members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Candidates are DAR members, ages 18 through 35, who are active in DAR and the community, in furthering of the DAR’s historical, educational, and patriotic objectives, in accordance with the DAR motto, “God, Home, and Country.”
Morris, a Facilities & Administration Manager & Global Business Continuity Team Lead at ICON Clinical Research in Brentwood, is married to Justin Morris of Franklin and is mother of three children. She is a leader at both Chapter and State levels for DAR in Tennessee, including two terms as Sarah Polk Chapter Regent. Morris teaches Sunday school at Christ Community Church in Franklin and is an active member of the Walnut Grove Elementary PTA.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.