Charles Co. FEA Students Recognized, Inducted at Ceremony

LA PLATA, Md. (November 11, 2010)—More than 236 Charles County Public Schools students were recognized for their participation in the Future Educators Association (FEA) during an induction ceremony held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Westlake High School.

Each Charles County Public middle and high school has an FEA chapter for students in grades 6 through 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.

Denija Hartwell, an FEA member and senior at Thomas Stone High School, welcomed student members to the ceremony and Mikala Rawlings, an eighth grader at Milton M. Somers Middle School and FEA chapter member, spoke about the purpose and focus of the organization. Two students — Jessica Green, an eighth grader at Theodore G. Davis Middle School, and Tanisha Addison, Maurice J. McDonough High School senior — were also invited to participate in sharing an FEA moment with attendees, in which they discussed how the organization has impacted them.

Jill Jowdy-Morrow, Charles County’s 2010 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher award recipient, served as the mistress of the ceremony and spoke to students about her educational experiences and congratulated the students on their FEA induction.

Westlake High School has the largest participation in FEA with 33 student members. North Point High School has the second largest FEA chapter, with 24 student members, followed by Milton M. Somers Middle School, with 21 student members.

Student chapters will participate in the third annual Charles County Public Schools local FEA conference on Friday, Nov. 12, at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus.

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 Schools

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