Students, volunteer get Golden Apples
Golden Apple Awards were given to five Washington County Public Schools students and one volunteer during Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.
Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan presented one award to Betty Getz, a volunteer at Potomac Heights Elementary School. Morgan said Getz has been a volunteer there for four years, and has had a positive impact on student achievement in reading and math.
"Her love and dedication to the school, teachers and students are exemplary," Morgan said.
Three Washington County Technical High School students who won honors at the National SkillsUSA competition were honored - Patrick Breakall, Derek Flook and D.J. Hamrick. Breakall and Flook, who competed as a team, placed seventh in the nation in the Web design competition, and Hamrick placed 26th in the nation in auto service.
Andre Kirlew and Desean Kirlew, students at Fountaindale Elementary School, also were honored with Golden Apple awards Tuesday for turning in a weapon they found on their way to school. The boys found a gun in an alley on their way to the bus stop several months ago, and turned the weapon over to crossing guards.