School Board briefs

November 19, 2003|by PEPPER BALLARD

Students, teacher get Golden Apples

The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday recognized the musical talents of three Boonsboro High School students and their teacher.

Vocalists Kathryn Angle, Megan Burtner and Alli Burley, who sang the national anthem, were named World Class Students by Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan, who presented each with Golden Apple Awards. Their teacher, Paula Boyd, also was given a Golden Apple Award.

Education Week is recornized

The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday recognized American Education Week by presenting a resolution to three representatives from school system groups: The Washington County Teachers Association, Educational Support Personnel Local No. 1, and the Administrative and Supervisory group.

The goal of American Education Week, since its establishment in 1921, has been to increase public understanding and appreciation of the nation's schools, to encourage parents and nonparents to visit schools, and to build civic and community pride and support for education.

Bus driver honored

Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan gave a certificate of commendation to Dwayne Olden, a school bus driver who recently was involved in a head-on collision on his school bus.

Morgan said after his bus was hit head-on by a car near Boonsboro, he immediately evacuated the students. Morgan said Olden told her that the students, who practiced a similar evacuation just days before, were the ones worthy of praise.

Assistant gets award

Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan on Tuesday recognized Susan Householder, special education instructional assistant at Boonsboro Middle School, with an Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award.

Morgan said the award was given to her because she positively motivates students and staff, ensures those around her are organized, and volunteers before and after school to help with student projects.

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