Nineteen Charles County Public middle school students were honored April 17 with Ruth Ann Hall Champion Scholar Awards. The Board of Education and the Education Association of Charles County (EACC) presented the awards to the students at the Board of Education meeting.
School administrators and teachers nominate students to recognize their commitment to academics, improvement in the classroom and for modeling positive behavior.
The following students were honored:
- Delvan Dorsey, sixth grade, Theodore G. Davis Middle School, nominated by science teacher Kimberly Stillwell;
- Raven Kennedy, eighth grade, Davis, nominated by foreign language teacher Trisha Volland;
- Quentin Mahoney, sixth grade, John Hanson Middle School, nominated by vocal music teacher Peter Ullmann;
- Pillar Dyson, seventh grade, Hanson, nominated by Peter Ullmann;
- Aaron Robinson, eighth grade, Hanson, nominated by language arts teacher Mollie Crisp-Rugila;
- Edward Smith, eighth grade, Hanson, nominated by literacy instructional assistant Charlotte Kelton;
- Jameer Williams, eighth grade, Hanson, nominated by social studies teacher Olivia Clayton and the eighth-grade team;
- Jackson McLemore, sixth grade, Matthew Henson Middle School, nominated by science teacher Michael Forrest and the sixth-grade team;
- Chamiya Carnathan, sixth grade, Henson, nominated by language arts teacher Tara Payne and the sixth-grade team;
- Faith Leggett, seventh grade, Henson, nominated by science teacher Joanne White;
- Skyler Sutton, seventh grade, Henson, nominated by social studies teacher Logan Duerst;
- William Sutton, seventh grade, Henson, nominated by school counselor Alexandra Eichel;
- Isabella Norberg, sixth grade, Mattawoman Middle School, nominated by math teacher Elaine Voltz;
- Dayana Portillo Mendez, sixth grade, Mattawoman, nominated by teachers Jody Bell and Phyllis Richards;
- Brandon Riley, sixth grade, Mattawoman, nominated by language arts teacher Phyllis Richards;
- Nasiir Munford, seventh grade, Mattawoman, nominated by science teacher Anthony Sgro;
- Brishawna Robinson, sixth grade, Milton M. Somers Middle School, nominated by reading instructional assistant Vicki Jenkins;
- Sydney Slagle, seventh grade, Somers, nominated by math teacher Debbie Simmons and her other classroom teachers; and
- Tacarrah Keys, seventh grade, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, nominated by math teacher Brenda Wesley, language arts teacher Jessica McCoy and instructional assistant Shannon Moon.
The award winners are chosen by an EACC committee from a pool of student nominees. The award was established by the EACC as a memorial to Ruth Ann Hall, who had a 20-year career as a teacher in Charles County.
Hall is a former EACC president and received the Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 1986. During her career with Charles County Public Schools, Hall taught at Daniel of St. Thomas and Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy elementary schools, and at Mattawoman Middle School.
The award recognizes middle school students in recognition of Hall’s last teaching assignment at the middle-school level. Honorees receive a certificate of recognition and gift card for use at a local bookstore.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.