DAR honors high school students


Eight Quad-City area high school students will be honored by the Hannah Caldwell Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Three belong to Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Davenport.

Katherine Kautz, Daniel Byrne and Elizabeth Walton will receive Good Citizen awards with five others during a luncheon March 4 in Davenport. Students were selected based on dependability, leadership and patriotism.

Katherine is the daughter of Ann and Gregory Kautz of Bettendorf. She is a student at Assumption High School in Davenport and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Bettendorf.

She has been a member of the student council, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Red Cross Club and National Honor Society. Katherine also is on the staff of the school’s newspaper and yearbook, an International Thespian and a participant in the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference. She enjoys drama and has been a cast member, student director and tech member. She also plays tennis for Assumption. She is involved in Lourdes parish.


Daniel is the son of Joan and John Byrne of Bettendorf. He is a student at Bettendorf High School and member of St. John Vianney Parish, also in Bettendorf.

He has played soccer, football and basketball all four years, was captain and an MVP. He has completed nine Advanced Placement courses and has earned recognition as an AP scholar. Daniel is a member of the National Honor Society, named to numerous all-conference academic teams and is involved in many school and community activities. At St. John Vianney he teaches religious education to elementary students, participates in Vacation Bible School and serves as a liturgist and eucharistic minister. He has volunteered throughout the community.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Dean and Joan Walton of Davenport. She is a student at North High School and a member of Holy Family Parish, also in Davenport.

She is vice president of the National Honor Society and Student Senate. She is the editor of the school newspaper and an active member of Key Club. Elizabeth has been active in band, choir and the color guard. She has participated in track and soccer. Outside of school she is an Irish dancer and a Girl Scout. She works part-time at Ridgecrest Retirement Center in Davenport and helps at All Saints Catholic School. Elizabeth is active at Holy Family Parish.

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