Linda Moss Mines, chairman of the History and Social Sciences Department at GPS, was honored at the Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution 2013 State Conference with the Thatcher Award. The award honors outstanding leadership, dedication and service to the Junior American Citizens program through the development of community service, patriotism and historical preservation skills in young adults.
In addition to service to their school, the JAC Chapter at GPS works with the Chattanooga National Cemetery, the Ronald McDonald House, Shephard’s Arms, Habitat for Humanity, the Wounded Warriors Program and many other area non-profit agencies.
Ms. Mines is the vice-regent of the Chief John Ross Chapter of the DAR, serves on the board of the Chattanooga History Center, the Hamilton County Courthouse Centennial Commission and the Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians and serves as the official Chattanooga and Hamilton County Historian. She also serves on the board of the Greater Chattanooga Area Habitat for Humanity as the immediate past president.