Honors and Awards

January 08, 2008 2 min read

Technology Essay Contest

Woodlake Elementary School in Mandeville, La., has been awarded a grand prize worth $200,000 in technology and software products from Ridgefield Park, N.J.-based Samsung Electronics America Inc., an electronics and home appliance company, in the 2007 Hope for Education essay contest. Thirty other first-prize winners each received technology products and software worth $60,000. The award recipients include the following:

California: Cucamongo Middle School, Rancho Cucamonga; Salem Lutheran School, Orange.
Florida: Deane Bozeman High School, Panama City; Magnolia School, Orlando.
Georgia: Woodbine Elementary School, Woodbine.
Illinois: South Pekin Elementary School, South Pekin.
Kentucky: Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Cox’s Creek.
Louisiana: Bonne Ecole Elementary School, Sidell; Mansfield Middle School, Mansfield.
Michigan: Inkster High School, Inkster; Wylie E. Groves School, Beverly Hills.
Mississippi: Hattiesburg High School, Hattiesburg.
New Jersey: Emma C. Attales Middle School, Absecon.
New York: Lakeland High School, Shrub Oak.
North Carolina: Piedmont Middle School, Monroe.
Ohio: Indian Creek High School, Wintersville; Memorial High School, St. Mary’s.
Pennsylvania: Avonworth Elementary School, Pittsburgh.
South Carolina: Hendersonville Elementary School, Walterboro.
Tennessee: Ramer Elementary School, Ramer.
Texas: Cisco Junior High School, Cisco; Liberty High School, Liberty; Mt. Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon; Roosevelt Elementary School, San Antonio; Wessendorff Middle School, Rosenberg.
Utah: Discovery Elementary School, Brigham City. Virginia: Brentsville District High School, Nokesville; Tazewell Elementary School, Tazewell.
Wisconsin: Glenn Stephens School, Madison; Grantsburg High School, Grantsburg.

Education Law Awards

Michael David Alexander has been given the 2007 M.A. McGhehey Award and Laurence B. Alexander has been given the 2007 Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Award by the Dayton, Ohio-based Education Law Association, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the legal rights of students, parents, school employees, and school boards. Michael David Alexander, a chairman of the department of education law at Blacksburg, Va.-based Virginia Polytechnic institute, and Laurence B. Alexander, a professor at the graduate school in journalism and communication at the Gainesville, Fla.-based University of Florida, received the awards in recognition of their published work in the field of education law.

Distance Learning Awards

Five K-12 educators were awarded the 2007 National Distance Learning Week awards by the Indianapolis-based Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, a nonprofit organization that supports the enhancement of learning through the use of videoconferencing and other technologies. The categories and recipients include the following:

Content Provider: Linda Townsend, Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices, South Boston, Va.; Gail Wheatley, Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, Ohio.
Collaborative Projects: Roxanne Glaser, Educational Service Center Region 14, Abilene, Texas.
Student Driven Projects: Tommy Bearden, Educational Service Center Region 14, Abilene, Texas.
Professional Development for Educators: Roxanne Glaser, Educational Service Center Region 12, Waco, Texas.
Student Programs for Education (nonprofit): Shane Howard, Educational Service Center Region 12, Waco, Texas.
Support Programs for Education (for profit): Cheryl Henshaw, TANDBERG, New York City.