Honors & Awards

October 09, 2002 4 min read
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ChevronTexaco Awards

The San Francisco-based ChevronTexaco Corporation recently presented 8 recipients with the 2002 ChevronTexaco Conservation Award. The annual award honors individuals and organizations that work to save endangered wildlife, improve urban communities, and educate young people on environmental issues.

The winners were selected by an independent panel of conservationists and each recipient received a $10,000 prize. The winners and their programs are listed below:

Keep Houston Beautiful, Inspring, Educating and Empowering Residents.

Joan Linn Bekins, Educating Youth about Conservation, San Francsico.

Cary Crane and Chandler Van Voorhis, Greenwave Radio, Middleburg, Va.

Dr. Lisa Dabek, Saving the Endangered Tree Kangaroo, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, Rhode Island.

Anita Gorman, Missouri Conservation Commissioner, Bringing Nature to the City, Kansas City, Mo.

Sylvia McLaughlin and Dwight Steele, Saving San Francisco Bay.

Financial Reporting Awards

The Chicago- based Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S and Canada has given the Dayton Public Schools a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award. The Reston, Va.-based Association of School Business Officials International has also given the district an award with the same name.

The GFOA, a professional organization that represents 15,000 state and local finance officers, also presented the district’s treasury office with an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement.

The ASBO is a professional organization that provides services and programs to improve school business management.

Both awards recognize school systems for excellent accounting practices.

Partnership Awards

The National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore recently awarded 13 recipients with 2001-2002 Partnership Awards. The awards recognize schools, districts, and states that have permanent school, family and community partnership programs which continue to improve from year to year.

The winners are listed by category.

Partnership State Award: Maryland Department of Education.

Partnership District Awards: Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo, NY; Canton City Schools, Canton, Ohio; Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, Md; Local District B, Los Angeles Unified School District; Local District F, Los Angeles Unified School District; Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Naperville, Ill..

Partnership School Awards: Highlands Elementary School, Naperville, Ill.; Follow Through Urban Learning Laboratory, Buffalo, NY; Madison Junior High School, Naperville, Ill; Park Avenue School, Danbury, CT.

Partnership Organization Awards: Families In Schools, Los Angeles; Literacy Inc., New York City.

Siemens Awards For Advanced Placement

The Siemens Foundation, the Iselin, NJ-based charitable arm of the Siemens electronics company based in Munich, Germany, named 18 math and science teachers and 12 schools as winners of the 2002 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement. The awards recognize teachers and schools that support advanced placement science and mathematics courses.

The winners will receive plaques and $1,000 cash awards at a ceromony at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on Nov. 22, 2002. The winners are listed below.

Teachers. Dennis Frank Holland, The Derryfield School, Manchester, NH; Eleanor G. Palais, Belmont High School, Belmont, Mass.; Michael D. Dixon, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Dorchester, Mass.; Michael R. White, Pennridge High School, Perkasie, Pa.; Sarah R. Wagner, Summit High School, Summit, NJ; Yvette S. Beck, Herbert H. Lehman High School, Bronx, NY; Guy R. Mauldin, Science Hill High School, Johnson City, Tenn; Elizabeth Howell Griffin, Collegiate School, Richmond, Va; Susan Nussbaum, Miami Southridge Senior High School, Miami, Fla.; Thomas R. Patrick, Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, Ohio; Thomas C. Becvar, St. Louis University High School, St. Louis, Mo; Joseph Bell, Renaissance High School, Detroit; Gary Alan Earleywine, Mills University Studies High School, Little Rock, Ark.; Pat Thomas Cooper, Edmond North High School, Edmond, Okla.; Mark Hockman, MacArthur High School, Houston; Robert W. Barefoot, Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Michael P. Basham, El Dorado High School, Placerville, Calif.; Randy Cantrell, Paramount High School, Paramount, Calif.

Schools. North Kingston Senior High School, North Kingston, RI; Brockton High School, Brockton, Mass,; Churchville-Chili Senior High School, Churchville, NY; Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, Md; Tuscola High School, Waynesville, NC; Charles W. Flanagan High School, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Northside College Preparatory High School, Chicago, Ill.; Columbus Alternative High School, Columbus, Ohio; Almo Heights High School, San Antonio, Texas; North Shore Senior High School, Houston; Castro Valley High School, Castro Valley, Calif.; Martin Luther King High School, Riverside, Calif.

Other Honors and Awards

Donald Bott, a journalism teacher at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Ill., has been named the 2002 Dow Jones Newspaper Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. He will be honored Nov. 23, 2002 at a ceromony during the annual Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention in Dallas. He will receive a pin from the Fund and an IBM ThinkPad computer with the award.

Patty Sue Haston, a substitute teacher at Hickory Creek Elementary School in McMinnville, Twnn, was recently presented with the 2001-2002 National Substitute Teacher of the Year award by Troy, Mich-based Kelly Educational Staffing. The award recognizes a Kelly substitute teacher for excellence in the classroom. Ms. Haston was chosen from more than 8,000 Kelly subsitute teachers.


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