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The National Association of Elementary School Principals has honored 60 elementary and middle school principals as National Distinguished Principals, for outstanding contributions to their schools and communities. The honorees and their schools are listed below by state.

Alabama. Shelley E. Jones, Woodland Forrest Elementary School, Tuscaloosa. Alaska. Dave J. Dirksen, Evergreen Elementary School, Wrangell. Arizona. Lynn M. Davey, William T. Machan School, Phoenix. Arkansas. Cecil H. Boothe, Florence Mattison Elementary School, Conway. California. Frances A. Madison-Cohee, Pleasant Ridge, Grass Valley.

Colorado. Gary D. Beard, Midland Elementary School, Colorado Springs. Connecticut. Gilbert H. Rebhun, Bear Pass Elementary School, Hamden. Delaware. William W. Denbrock, William Henry Middle School, Dover. Department of Defense Dependents Schools. Ardelle A. Hamilton, Frankfurt Elementary School, Frankfurt, Germany; Terry B. Rhicard, Kinser Elementary School, Okinawa, Japan. Department of State Overseas Schools. Kathryn S. Edwards, American School of Yaounde, Yaounde, Cameroon; Robert Allan Sills, Rabat American School, Rabat, Morocco.

District of Columbia. LeGrande Baldwin, Maury Elementary School, Washington; Richard Lodish, Sidwell Friends School, Washington. Florida. Beverly Baker DeMott, N.B. Broward Elementary School, Tampa. Georgia. LaFayne H. May, Joseph Martin Elementary School, Hinesville. Hawaii. Helen H. Sanpei, Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School, Honolulu. Idaho. Dennis R. Sonius, Morningside Elementary School, Twin Falls.

Illinois. Ed E. Hightower, Eunice Smith Elementary School, Alton. Indiana. Karen J. Gould, Indian Creek Elementary School, Indianapolis. Iowa. Judith J. Brueggemen, Harris-Lake Park Elementary School, Harris; Richard L. Wenz, Trinity Lutheran School, Davenport. Kansas. Greta S. Parsons, Robert Anderson Elementary School, Wichita. Kentucky. Connie I. Allen, William H. Natcher Elementary School, Bowling Green.

Louisiana. Teddy W. Broussard, Dozier Elementary School, Erath; Ruth K. Meche, St. Christopher the Martyr School, Metairie. Maine. Jacqueline P. Kelly, Turner Elementary School, Turner. Maryland. James B. Dryden, Youth's Benefit Elementary School, Fallston. Massachusetts. Patrice DiNatale, Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Allston. Michigan. Gerald J. Nehs, Hayes Elementary School, Westland.

Minnesota. Patricia A. Erlandson, Creek Valley Elementary School, Edina. Mississippi. Ellie J. Rich, Sumrall Elementary School, Sumrall. Missouri. Wynn A. Miller, Old Bonhomme Elementary School, Olivette. Montana. Hal Hawley, Broadus Elementary School, Broadus. Nebraska. Linda M. Bolt-Gray, Lincoln Elementary School, York.

Nevada. Carla J. Steinforth, Patricia A. Bendorf Elementary School, Las Vegas. New Hampshire. Jane E. Slayton, Piermont Village School, Piermont. New Jersey. Helen H. Martinson, Dutch Neck School, Princeton Junction; Sister Joseph Spring, St. Joseph School, Mendham. New Mexico. Eddie L. Lucero, Griegos Elementary School, Albuquerque. New York. Andrea R. Stein, Como Park Elementary School, Lancaster.

North Carolina. Judy M. Gilbert, G.E. Massey Elementary School, Lincolnton. North Dakota. Nancy L. Burkland, Lincoln Elementary School, Fargo. Ohio. Donna L. Stovall, Lander Elementary School, Mayfield Heights. Oklahoma. Melvin L. Deering, John Ross Elementary School, Edmond; James J. Pohlman, Marquette School, Tulsa. Oregon. Nancy B. Hays, Boeckman Creek Primary School, Wilsonville.

Pennsylvania. Richard P. Houseknecht, Manor Elementary School, Levittown. Rhode Island. Barbara A. Lysik, Graniteville Elementary School. South Carolina. Mary D. Woods, Taylors Elementary School, Taylors. South Dakota. Kay D. Burke, East/Central Elementary School, Spearfish. Tennessee. Willie R. Sewell Jr., North City Elementary School, Athens.

Texas. Anne Pope Crook, Castle Hills Elementary School, San Antonio. Utah. John C. Burton, Manila Elementary School, Pleasant Grove. Vermont. Donald C. Finck, Deerfield Valley Elementary, Wilmington. Virginia. S. Yvonne McCall, Silverbrook Elementary School, Fairfax Station. Washington. Elizabeth A. Robertson, Liberty Elementary School, Marysville. West Virginia. William C. Fox, Lewisburg Elementary School. Wisconsin. Eugene H. Conger, Hortonville Middle School, Hortonville. Wyoming. Norman D. Bock, Indian Paintbrush Elementary School, Laramie.

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded five individuals the Charles Frankel Prize, for outstanding contributions to the public's understanding of the humanities. The recipients are: Ricardo E. AlegrÀia, Puerto Rican historian and anthropologist specializing in the study of Caribbean culture; John Hope Franklin, historian and scholar in African-American studies; Hanna Holborn Gray, recently retired president of the University of Chicago; Andrew Heiskell, founding chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and former chief executive of Time Inc.; and Laurel T. Ulrich, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Three members of state boards of education have been honored with Distinguished Service Awards, for exemplary service and leadership in education policymaking, by the National Association of State Boards of Education. They are: Jane Amero, state senator and former member of the Maine state board; Francis I. Smith, former member of the Oregon state board; and Walter M. Thompson, a member of the Nebraska state board.

Ernest L. Boyer, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, N.J., has been inducted into the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Mass.

Yvonne H. Brown, a reading-improvement specialist at Atterberry Elementary School, a Department of Defense Dependents School in Frankfurt, Germany, has received the Eagle Award, sponsored by the magazine Career Focus, for her outstanding contribution to her profession and community.

Brenda Dixon, a teacher at Community Intermediate School 166 in the Bronx, New York City, has been awarded the Bettina Hall Rubicam Award by the Reading Reform Foundation of New York.

U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders recently received the William A. Howe Award, the highest honor of the American School Health Assocation, Kent, Ohio, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to children's health.

Vicente Domingo Villa, a professor and Dishman Chair of Science, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex., has been named the 1993 National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, D.C., for his committment to undergraduate teaching and his encouragement of Hispanic students to attend college and pursue degrees in science.

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