Charles County Middle School Students Named Ruth Ann Hall Award Winners

LA PLATA, Md. (May 12, 2010)—Thirteen Charles County Public Schools middle school students received Ruth Ann Hall Champion Scholar Awards from the Education Association of Charles County (EACC) during a recognition ceremony held May 11 at the Board of Education’s monthly meeting.

The following students received the award:

-- Melissa Blevins, sixth grade, General Smallwood Middle School;

-- Cayla Chamberlin, seventh grade, Piccowaxen Middle School;

-- Elizabeth Colburn, eighth grade, Milton M. Somers Middle School;

-- Justin Hunter, eighth grade, Mattawoman Middle School;

-- Marissa Jefferson, eighth grade, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School;

-- Sierra Johnson, eighth grade, Mattawoman;

-- Stephon Johnson, eighth grade, Smallwood;

-- Brandi Kirkham, seventh grade, Theodore G. Davis Middle School;

-- Paige Koerbel, sixth grade, Matthew Henson Middle School;

-- Vincent Parker, sixth grade, Henson;

-- Annie Russell, eighth grade, Piccowaxen;

-- Darius Wilmore, eighth grade, Davis; and,

-- Faith Wright, seventh grade, Somers.

The award winners are selected by an EACC committee from a pool of student nominees. The students were nominated for the award by teachers from their school for their dedication to academics, improvement and positive behavior.

The award was established by the EACC as a memorial to Ruth Ann Hall, who had a 20-year career as a teacher in Charles County. Hall, a former EACC president, was a recipient of the Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 1986, when she was a teacher at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School. Additionally, Hall also taught at Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School and Mattawoman Middle School.

The EACC established the annual award specifically for middle school students because Mattawoman was Hall’s last teaching assignment.

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