The chapter presented awards for essays in the Christopher Columbus essay competition, Good Citizen competition and American History essay competition.
Sydnee Craig won first place and Jake Powell won second in the Christopher Columbus contest. Both students are from LD Bell High School. Jaymie Fuller, also from LD Bell High School, was the winner in the Good Citizen competition. In addition, Nisha Dalal of Hurst Junior High School won the American History Essay contest. All the students read their winning essays to the group.
For the second year in a row, LD Bell High School history teacher Eric Oglesby won the local Outstanding Teacher of American History award, but this year he also placed third at the state level. Oglesby has also been a program speaker for the chapter.
The final award went to former HEB ISD teacher and administrator Pat May for her nomination for the Women in History award. May's nomination illustrated that she was a pioneer in the early days of HEB ISD.
An icon in public education, May was the first HEB ISD elementary curriculum supervisor, first administrator to implement staff development for teachers, writer of the first elementary curriculum guides, and the first HEB ISD librarian.
In 1980, she was the only Texan named to the list of Top 100 administrators in North America. The 69th Texas Legislature recognized May upon her retirement in 1985 with “Pat May Day.”
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