Honors and Awards
High School Awards
The American Association for Retired Persons has awarded six high schools in six cities with the grand prize of the Ethel Percy Andrus Legacy Award. The award, part of the AARP’s 50th anniversary celebration, includes a $100,000 prize to help establish school programs that foster civic engagement and volunteerism. The recipients include the following:
District of Columbia: McKinley Technology High School.
Florida: The Young Men’s Academy for Academic and Civic Engagement at MacArthur South, Miami.
Georgia: Alonso A. Crim High School, Atlanta.
Illinois: Theodore Roosevelt High School, Chicago.
Pennsylvania: Central High School, Philadelphia.
Texas: Furr High School, Houston.
Counselor of the Year
Tammi Mackeben, a kindergarten through 8th grade counselor at Ernesto Serna PreK-8 School in El Paso, Texas, has been named the 2008 School Counselor of the Year by the Alexandria, Va.-based American School Counselor Association. Ms. Mackeben was selected for the award from a pool of 300 applicants and was recognized for her work to make college preparation programs available to all students.