LA PLATA, Md. (Nov. 8, 2009)—More than 270 Charles County Public Schools students were recognized for their participation in the Future Educators Association (FEA) during an induction ceremony held Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Thomas Stone High School.
Each Charles County Public middle and high school has an FEA chapter for students in grades 6 12 who are interested in becoming educators. Student members are asked to pledge to serve as role models for their participation in FEA by promoting a positive attitude toward education to enhance the quality of educational programs.
Ashleigh Ingram, an FEA member and senior at Maurice J. McDonough High School, welcomed student members to the ceremony and Jenae Perkins, Westlake High School senior and FEA member, spoke about the purpose and focus of the organization. Samantha Shelton, Charles Countys 2009 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher award recipient, served as the mistress of ceremony and spoke to students about her educational experiences and congratulated the students on their FEA induction.
Benjamin Stoddert Middle School has the largest participation with FEA with 43 members. McDonough High School has the second largest FEA chapter, with 38 members, followed by Milton M. Somers Middle School, with 38 members.
The FEA aims to motivate middle and high school students from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in education while studying teaching, working to improve the image of teaching, boosting faculty morale and linking students, parents and the community.
Source: Charles County public school system