Fourteen Washington County educators have been chosen to receive this year's Awards of Excellence in Education, a business partnership program sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington County Board of Education.
The awards will be presented at a recognition banquet on Wednesday, April 29 at the Venice Inn.
Local businesses along with the Chamber of Commerce and the school board will recognize the educators for their contributions to education and to the community.
Five of the award winners from Washington County public schools have been named finalists in the Washington County Teacher of the Year 1998 program. The Teacher of the Year will be named at the banquet.
Award recipients were selected from nominations submitted by teachers, principals and parents.
The five finalists for Teacher of the Year are: Carol Corwell-Martin of Salem Avenue Elementary, Rob Hovermale of E. Russell Hicks Middle, Rebecca Leverett of Lincolnshire Elementary, Pam Rubisch of Conococheague Elementary and Cynthia Young of Salem Avenue Elementary.