Board of Education briefs

November 08, 2002

Former student member honored by school board

The Washington County Board of Education recognized Alaina Rowe, former student member of the School Board for the 2001-02 school year.

School Board member Paul W. Bailey presented her with a certificate of recognition.

"In redistricting, Alaina was the voice of reason, the voice of students and I think represented the public very well," he said.

Rowe thanked the School Board for the honor and for their support during her run for a seat on the Maryland Association of Student Councils.

"Sometimes I feel this is a thankless job," the current Washington County Association of Student Councils' president said.

Bailey said Rowe and the county student council came up with some of the most organized and in-depth election campaign questions he's encountered.


Minority Achievement Awards won locally

Carolyn Brooks, Ellen Hayes and Stephanie Lam were recognized by the Washington County Board of Education Thursday for receiving Excellence for Minority Achievement Awards from the state.

School Board Vice President Bernadette Wagner presented the School Board's awards.

Brooks got the community winner award for her work with the Character Counts! Coalition, Hayes received an education award for her work as a Winter Street Elementary School principal, and Lam, a student at North Hagerstown High School, won a scholarship through the Achievement Institute for Maryland's Minority Students and Maryland State Department of Education.

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