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Board Seeks Nominees for Service to Public Education Awards

March 13, 2009
Nominees Sought for Thirteenth Annual Distinguished Service to Public Education Awards

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its Thirteenth Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals (including students), groups, and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize and honor those organizations and individuals who go above and beyond in the service of our students and public education,” says Shirley Brandman, Board of Education president.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

community individual
community group
business
Montgomery County Public Schools staff
school service volunteer
individual pioneer

“Pioneer award" nominees are individuals who, although they may not be active currently, have made extraordinary contributions in the past. The nominee's contributions must have had a profound effect on the school system over a sustained period of time.

Nominations in other categories must be of individuals (including MCPS students), groups, or organizations that have, within the past three years, provided service, support, and commitment to public education as demonstrated by:

an outstanding contribution of time and expertise to school system programs
development and/or implementation of an exemplary program or project, or
a contribution that results in systemwide benefit.

Nomination forms are available on the Board of Education web site or may be obtained from the Board office at the address given below. To receive a nomination form by mail, call 301-279-3301. Completed nomination forms must be received in the Board of Education office by 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2009.

Mail completed forms to:
Montgomery County Board of Education
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123
Rockville, Maryland 20850
FAX: 301-279-3860
Email: Becky_Gibson@mcpsmd.org

For more information, contact:
Montgomery County Board of Education
Tel.: 301-279-3301

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