Pictured are the 2011 Ruth Ann Hall award winners for Charles County Public Schools. These students were nominated for the awards for demonstrating dedication to academics, displaying positive behavior and for improvement in the classroom. Pictured, back row, from left are: Tamia Slater, Stoddert; Shayne Everhart, Mattawoman; Joseph Grant, Mattawoman; Autumn Townsend, Somers; Jourdon Wilson, Somers; Alanna Imes, Stoddert; Morgan Hallett, Piccowaxen; Madison Boelke, Hanson; and Amanda Hobgood, Smallwood. Pictured, front row, from left are: Justin Jones, Henson; Brett Culhane, Somers; Dominique Gross, Stoddert; Mae Welch, Piccowaxen; Cayla Riddick, Smallwood; and Andrew Sexton, Smallwood. (Submitted photo) [Click image for larger rendition]
LA PLATA, Md. (June 15, 2011)—Fifteen 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 June 14 at the Board of Educations monthly meeting.
The following students received the award:
-- Madison Boelke, eighth grade, John Hanson Middle School;
-- Justin Jones, eighth grade, Matthew Henson Middle School;
-- Shayne Everhart, eighth grade, Mattawoman Middle School;
-- Joseph Grant, eighth grade, Mattawoman;
-- Morgan Hallett, sixth grade, Piccowaxen Middle School;
-- Mae Welch, seventh grade, Piccowaxen;
-- Cayla Riddick, sixth grade, General Smallwood Middle School;
-- Amanda Hobgood, seventh grade, Smallwood;
-- Andrew Sexton, eighth grade, Smallwood;
-- Brett Culhane, sixth grade, Milton M. Somers Middle School;
-- Autumn Townsend, seventh grade, Somers;
-- Jourdon Wilson, eighth grade, Somers;
-- Alanna Imes, sixth grade, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School;
-- Dominique Gross, seventh grade, Stoddert; and
-- Tamia Slater, eighth grade, Stoddert.
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 Posts 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 Halls last teaching assignment.