By DAVE McMILLION
A Washington County teacher has been recognized as one of 100 outstanding educators in the United States.
Paul Engle, assistant principal at Smithsburg Middle School, was honored for his work to develop Project P.A.S.S. at the school.
P.A.S.S. involves rewarding students for improving their grades. More than 500 students at the school have been taken to skating parties, movies and other activities after showing improvements in grades, school officials said.
For his work on the program, Engle has been recognized as one of the nation's 100 outstanding teachers in the Education's Unsung Heroes Awards program.