Honors & Awards
'ADVISER OF THE YEAR' AWARDS
The National Association of Secondary School Principals recently honored 39 student-activity advisers in the 1994 Warren E. Schull Adviser of the Year awards program. The recipients are listed below by state.
Alabama. Sue Minor Ross, Excel High School, Excel. Alaska. Lois Gatner, Bethel Regional High School, Bethel. Arizona. Bob Schwarz, Paradise Valley High School. Arkansas. Danny Collie, Lake Hamilton High School, Pearcy.
Colorado. Wendy L. Lanier, Denver North High School, Denver. Connecticut. Richard M. Griswold, Windsor High School, Windsor. Florida. Beverly Chester, Homestead Senior High School, Homestead.
Georgia. Patricia B. Ireland, Towers High School, Decatur. Idaho. Ronald Mikkelson, Lewiston High School, Lewiston. Illinois. Sharon M. Olson, Thomas Jefferson High School, Rockford. Indiana. Joan Bovee, Prairie Heights High School, LaGrange. Iowa. Garwood R. Mayer, Williamsburg Community Schools, Williamsburg. Kentucky. William Goller, Holy Cross High School, Covington. Louisiana. Martha Goza, Captain Shreve High School, Shreveport.
Maryland. Karen L. Crawford, Rosa Parks Middle School, Olney. Massachusetts. John R. Schrader, Hanover High School, Hanover. Michigan. Barbara Feldman Philka, West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield. Minnesota. Bette L. Sward, Cannon Falls High School, Northfield. Missouri. J. David Sutton, Union High School, Union. Montana. James Corbett, Skyview High School, Billings. Nebraska. Margaret Nichols, Geneva High School, Geneva.
Nevada. Hugh Rossolo, Elko High School, Elko. New Jersey. Pamela A. Freund, Mount Olive High School, Flanders. New York. Richard E. Burkowicz, Poland Central School, Poland. North Carolina. Carole Ellis, John T. Hoggard High School, Wilmington. North Dakota. Maxine M. Beckwith, Golden Valley-Dodge High School, Hazen. Ohio. Bill Wagner, Lorain High School, Lorain. Oklahoma. Ben Straka, Westmoore High School, Oklahoma City.
Oregon. Mary H. Brown, Clatskanie High School, Clatskanie. Pennsylvania. David L. Aboud, Altoona High School, Altoona. South Carolina. Eleanor M. Pletta, West-Oak High School, Westminster. South Dakota. Gene Brownell, Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen. Tennessee. Barbara W. Comeaux, Bearden High School, Knoxville. Texas. Brenda Gilmore, Arlington High School, Arlington. Virginia. Jana (Kay) Lanceley, Courtland High School, Spotsylvania.
Washington. Rod Sivertsen, Tahoma Senior High School, Maple Valley. West Virginia. Janet Marie Satterfield, Fairmont Senior High School, Fairmont. Wisconsin. Roger L. Chambers, Adams-Friendship High School, Adams. Wyoming. Robert Paul, Burns Junior/Senior High School, Burns.
COALITION ON EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES
The Coalition on Educational Initiatives has named six winners of the Community Solutions for Education National Award. The awards program was designed to identify and recognize outstanding grassroots programs that improve learning opportunities for young people through comprehensive community involvement. The recipients are:
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Volunteer Project, Cincinnati, Ohio; the Downtown School, Des Moines, Iowa; McSmiles, McDowell County Schools, Marion, N.C.; Neighborhood Computer Centers, San Francisco, Calif.; Strengthening Our Future, Ottobine Elementary School, Dayton, Va.; and Theater Quest, Pasadena, Calif.
CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD
The American Library Association Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Coretta Scott King Task Force have awarded two individuals the Coretta Scott King Award, which recognizes outstanding books by African-American authors or illustrators whose work promotes understanding and appreciation of all cultures. The recipients are: Tom Feelings, illustrator of Soul Looks Back in Wonder, and Angela Johnson, author of Toning the Sweep.
COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
Two educators were recently awarded Outstanding Contributor Awards by the Council for Exceptional Children. They are: Eleanor Guetzloe, professor of special education, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and William R. Littlejohn, director, Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Ind..
COUNCIL OF FACILITIES PLANNERS
The Council of Educational Facility Planners International has named two schools as recipients of the 1993 James D. McConnell Awards for educational-facility planning and design. The recipients are: Hammond Elementary School, Hammond, Ind., designed by Fanning/Howey Associates Inc.; and Peter Johansen High School, Modesto, Calif., designed by Wolfe/Lang/Christopher Architects Inc.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PRIZES
The National Geographic Society recently named three teachers as grand-prize winners in its "Geoguide Adventures'' contest for their imaginative lesson plans. The winners are: Laurie Dunwoody, Denn Middle School, Kissimee, Fla.; Gloria Howells, Waubnesie Valley High School, Aurora, Ill.; and Donna LaRoche, Winn Brook School, Belmont, Mass.
READER'S DIGEST 'HEROES IN EDUCATION'
Nine educators and one educator team were recently honored as 1994 Reader's Digest American Heroes in Education, for their efforts in solving critical problems in schools. The awards program is jointly sponsored by the Reader's Digest Association Inc., the American Federation of Teachers, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Education Association. The recipients are listed below.
Thomas N. Albright, teacher, Southern High School, Anne Arundel County, Md.; Brian P. Coyle, principal, St. Joseph School, New York City; Betty J. Greer, principal, Edward T. Hartigan Elementary School, Chicago, Ill.; Roger D. Hansen, director, Project CDA, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Alejandro Mindiz-Melton, principal, Zavala Elementary School, Austin, Tex.; Kenneth S. Piotrowski, guidance counselor, Manchester West High School, Manchester, N.H.; Jane B. Quinn, teacher, Kennedy Middle School, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Victoria G. Sullivan, teacher, Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, Calif.; Susan Winston, School for Writing and Publishing, New York City; and the teaching-team of Michael Browne, Antonio Darocha, and Karin M. Taylor, Solomon Lewenberg Middle School, Boston, Mass.
TANDY TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARS
One hundred secondary school teachers were recently honored as Tandy Technology Scholars by the Tandy Corporation, Radio Shack, and Texas Christian University. The winners are listed below by state.
Alaska. Gary A. Laursen, West Valley High School, Fairbanks. Arkansas. Judith A. Bean, Harmony Grove High School, Benton. California. Scott Battaion, West Valley High School, Cottonwood; David Blackwell, Foothill High School, Sacramento; Kathleen M. Crandall, San Fernando High School, San Fernando; Dorothy S. Dow, Dublin High School, Dublin; Duane C. Hinders, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto; Jane Ramsey Pflughaupt, Pioneer High School, San Jose.
Colorado. Bill Lehman, Coronado High School, Colorado Springs; Sharon Stroud, Widefield High School, Colorado Springs. Delaware. L. Charles Biehl, Thomas McKean High School, Wilmington. Florida. Dale Beames, Coral Springs High School, Coral Springs; Catharine Hagan Colwell, Mainland High School, Daytona Beach; Jeanne Murgado Dyer, Vivian Gaither High School, Tampa; Gary M. Evans, Palm Beach Gardens High School, Palm Beach Gardens.
Beverly Misajet Grimm, McArthur High School, Hollywood; Carolynn S. Howell, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne; Jacqueline Simms, Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville. Georgia. Lila M. Adair, Central Gwinnett High School, Lawrenceville; Jeannette T. Carter, Benjamin E. Mays High School, Atlanta; Margaret E. Hogan, Brunswick High School, Brunsick; Wes McCoy, North Cobb High School, Kennesaw; Mary G. Thielman, Carl Harrison High School, Kennesaw; Jacqueline J. Varnell, Southeast High School, Macon.
Hawaii. Sandy Lee Buczynski, Seabury Hall, Makawao; Mary Ann Kadooka, William McKinley High School, Honolulu. Idaho. Steven H. Schroeder, Capital High School, Boise. Illinois. Walter Dodge, New Trier High School, Winnetka; Alan D. Hoffman, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove; Maureen Laude, Queen of Peace High School, Burbank. Indiana. Denise Briner, Columbus North High School, Columbus; David W. Brown, Indiana Academy, Muncie; Lee Edward Moss, William A. Wirt High School, Gary; Maria R. Walsh, Pike High School, Indianapolis.
Iowa. Karen Dotseth Page, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls; Jan S. Wielert, West High School, Iowa City. Kentucky. Jane Housman Jones, DuPont Manual High School, Louisville; Jim Moore, Danville High School, Danville. Louisiana. Audrey V. Burns, Baton Rouge High School, Baton Rouge; Arlene Vidaurri Cain, Sam Houston High School, Lake Charles; Mary Alice Legendre Cain, East Jefferson High School, Metairie; William Gregg, Belle Chasse High School, Belle Chasse.
Maryland. Judith E. Brown, Edison Career Center, Wheaton; Mary Jo Messenger, Centennial High School, Ellicott City. Massachusetts. Ken Altshuler, Wayland High School, Wayland; Martin J. Badoian, Canton High School, Canton; David S. Daniels, Longmeadow High School, Longmeadow; Karen A. McGrail, Leicester High School, Leicester; S. Hughes Pack, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield; Michael B. Thibodeau, Marblehead High School, Marblehead.
Michigan. Frank A. Norton, Cranbrook Kingswood High School, Bloomfield Hills. Minnesota. Laurie Peterman, Blaine High School, Blaine. Mississippi. Carol N. Alderman, Oxford High School, Oxford; Della M. McCaughan, Biloxi High School, Biloxi. Missouri. Thomas J. Conley, Parkway West High School, Ballwin; Rex Rice, Clayton High School, Clayton. Montana. Dick Holmquist, Sentinel High School, Missoula; Craig R. Kuchel, Florence-Carlton High School, Florence.
Nebraska. Michael W. Antrim, Harry A. Burke High School, Omaha; Helen Banzhaf, Seward High School, Seward; Patricia Friedrichsen, Lincoln High School, Lincoln; Leona J.Penner, Lincoln East High School, Lincoln. Nevada. Diane Loewenstein Perkins, Las Vegas Academy, Las Vegas. New Hampshire. Brewster Bartlett, Pinkerton Academemy, Derry.
New York. Arthur Broga, Canastota High School, Canastota; Judith A. Ferris, Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington; Nancy Moreau, Roy C. Ketchum High School, Wappingers Falls; Mark Saul, Bronxville High School, Bronxville; Marty Schnittman, Huntington High School, Huntington. North Carolina. Myra J. Halpin, North Carolina School of Science and Math, Durham; Bobbie S. Hinson, Providence Day School, Charlotte. Ohio. Marialice Kollar, Mount Gilead High School, Mount Gilead; Bill Reitz, Hoover High School, North Canton.
Pennsylvania. Mark A. Case, Emmaus High School, Emmaus; Annalee Rosenswie Henderson, State College Area High School, State College; Alice Hess, Archbishop Ryan High School, Philadelphia. South Carolina. Julia J. Davis, Brookland-Cayce High School, Cayce; Cheryl Coker Etheridge, Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek; Louisa Jane R. Fleming, Liberty High School, Liberty. South Dakota. Michael S. Barondeau, Edmunds Central High School, Roscoe. Tennessee. Barbara Pickel Inscho, Maryville High School, Maryville; Betty Pate Mayberry, Gallatin High School, Gallatin.
Texas. Veanna Stewart Crawford, Alamo Heights High School, San Antonio; Robert Zed Dennison, Jersey Village High School, Houston; Kathleen Walker Murrell, J. Frank Dobie High School, Houston; Leo Armando Ramirez, McAllen High School, McAllen; Nancy E. Ramos, William Howard Taft High School, San Antonio; Diane Reed, J.M. Hanks High School, El Paso; Evelyn Brandt Restivo, Maypearl High School, Maypearl; Sherri Steward-Houser, Grapevine High School, Grapevine; Richard L. Taylor, J.J. Pearce High School, Richardson.
Utah. Marilyn L. Keir, Skyline High School, Salt Lake City. Virginia. Jeannette Adkins, Christchurch School, Christchurch; Ellen S. Mayo, Douglas Freeman High School, Richmond. Washington. David P. Masterman, Lakeside School, Seattle; Louise Nadelson, Capital High School, Olympia; Peggy O'Neill Skinner, Bush School, Seattle; Howard A. Waterman, Central Valley High School, Veradale. West Virginia. Suzie Clark, Fairmont High School, Fairmont. Wisconsin. Gary E. Sampson, Wauwatosa West High School, Wauwatosa.
TOYOTA 'TAPESTRY' AWARDS
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association have awarded 40 grants of up to $10,000 each to innovative classroom science projects under the Toyota's Appreciation Program for Excellence to Science Teachers Reaching Youth (TAPESTRY). The winning projects and their schools are listed below by state.
Arizona. Operation Earthship, St. Gregory School, Phoenix. California. Compustar, Apple Valley Middle School, Apple Valley; Fusion--Bringing Scientists and Students Together, Chula Vista High School, Chula Vista; Dinosaurs Run!?!: An Interactive Museum Exhibit, Webb Schools, Claremont; Project INSPIRE, Chaffey High School, Ontario; Stayin' Alive--Marsh Watch, Madrona Middle School, Torrance.
Colorado. San Miguel Watershed Environmental Impact, Nucla High School, Nucla; Homing Pigeon Physics, York Junior High School, Thornton. District of Columbia. Biodiversity in Aquatic Ecosystems In and Around Washington, D.C., Birney Elementary School, Washington. Idaho. Water Awareness Through Experience Recognition (WATER), Homedale Junior/Senior High School, Homedale. Indiana. Ecological Impact and Control of Invasive Exotic Species, Pike High School, Indianapolis. Kansas. Midnight at the Wetlands, Lawrence High School, Lawrence. Maine. Images and Imagination, Winslow High School, Winslow.
Montana. Animation: A New Educational Media for 'Demystifying' Earth Science, Capital High School, Helena. Massachusetts. A Year in the Life of the Bay Scallop Restoration Project, Dartmouth High School, Dartmouth; Wetland Monitoring Laboratory, Lenox Memorial Middle/High School, Lenox. Mississippi. A LITTERate Approach to a Fowl Problem, Puckett Attendance Center, Puckett. Missouri. Baseball Physics, Mansfield High School, Mansfield; Environmental Adaptation: The Pillbug Story, Warrensburg Middle School, Warrensburg. Nebraska. Understanding Physics Via Telecommunication, Millard North High School, Omaha.
New Hampshire. Project SALT (Students Actively Learning Together), Mastricola Middle School, Merrimack; Using Telecommunications To Create Research Teams for Material Science, Pembroke Academy, Pembroke; New York. S.S.O.A.R. (Space Studies Output Aeronautical Releve), Roberto Clemente Intermediate School, New York City. North Carolina. Integrating Cherokee Culture and Physical Science, Cherokee High School, Cherokee; Interdisciplinary Research Study of Acid Deposition in the Southern Appalachians, Enka High School, Enka. Ohio. PLANT (People Learning About Natural Technologies) Outpost, Mother of Mercy High School, Cincinnati; Mobile Observatory Project, Euclid High School, Euclid; Outward Dimensional Learning of a Team Approach to Technology, Newark High School, Newark.
Oklahoma. A Tern for the Better, Irving Middle School, Norman; Barn-Owl Nesting Platform Project, Owasso High School, Owasso. Oregon. Creswell Fish Academy, Creswell Middle School, Creswell. South Carolina. TADPOLES, Schofield Middle School, Aiken. Tennessee. Construction Science: Applied Physics and Design Techniques From Scale Drawing to AutoCAD, Mary Hughes Middle School, Piney Flats. Texas. Science in a Box by Fax, Moore Middle School, Tyler. Virginia. Earthworms: The Answer, Fauquier High School, Warrenton.
Washington. Northwest AirNet, Mount Baker Junior/Senior High School, Deming; The Human Body as a Focus for Studying Physics and Chemistry, Sacajawea Middle School, Spokane. West Virginia. Chemistry: The Community Connection--A Student-Centered Approach, Morgantown High School, Morgantown. Wisconsin. Integrating Amateur Radio Into Middle School Science and Math, DeForest Middle School, DeForest; Kaleidoscope: An Interdisciplinary Experience in Chemistry and Art, Wausau West High School, Wausau.
OTHER HONORS AND AWARDS
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Institute, Groton, Mass., has been awarded the second annual Horizon Award by the Nellie Mae Fund for Education, for its dedication to expanding educational opportunities for young women.
Dale Brown, program manager, President's Commission on Employment for People With Disabilities, Washington, D.C., has been named an Outstanding Young American for 1994 by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Joan Ganz Cooney, co-founder and chairman of the executive committee, Children's Television Workshop, New York City, was honored with the 1994 Audrey Hepburn Child Advocate Award by the U.S. Committee for UNICEF.
Cooper Industries, Houston, Tex., has been awarded the Educational Sponsorship Award by the National Association for Industry-Education Cooperation, for efeectively strengthening industry-education cooperation in vocational education.
Valerie L. Epps, director of multicultural studies, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., was named an A.C.E. Fellow for the 1994-95 academic year by the American Council on Education.
Larry D. Haab, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Illinois Power Company, Decatur, Ill., was recently honored in the 1994 Partners Salute, by Partners in Education, for his contributions to education.
Jean R. Hebeler, professor of special education, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., was recently awarded the J.E. Wallace Wallin Award by the Council for Exceptional Children, for her significant contribution to the education of children with disabilities.
James K. Kauffman, professor of education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., was presented with the Research Award by the Council for Exceptional Children, for his advancement of knowledge in the field of special education, particularly in behavioral disorders and learning disabilities.
Lois Lowry, author of The Giver, was recently awarded the 1994 Newbery Medal by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the past year.
Susan Maino, principal, San Domenico Middle School, San Anselmo, Calif., has been named Schoolmaster of the Year by the California Schoolmasters.
Walter Dean Myers, author, has been awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award by the American Library Association for lifetime achievement in writing books for young adults.
Bernard Oliver, dean, Washington State University of Education, Pullman, Wash., was recently honored with the 1994 President's Award by the Washington Alliance of Black School Educators, for his efforts in recruiting and in supporting innovative educational research.
Matty Rodriguez-Walling, teacher and special education advocate, Sunset Elementary School, Miami, Fla., was recently awarded the Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award by the Council for Exceptional Children, for her exemplary performance as a teacher of children with disabilities.
Allen Say, illustrator of Grandfather's Journey, has been awarded the 1994 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children published in the last year.
John Scott, teacher, Hampton, Va., and master teacher, Teaching Shakespeare Institute, Folger Library, Washington, D.C., has been awarded the Renaissance Forum Award by the Folger Library, for outstanding contributions to humanitites education.
Sanford I. Weill, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Primerica Corporation, New York City, was honored with the Torch of Learning Award, from the New York University School of Education's Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, for outstanding contributions by a corporate leader to urban education.
Winners at Work Inc., an organization that provides job training and supported employment for people with disabilities, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded the Business, Community, and Agency Award by the Council for Exceptional Children.