Education briefs: 21 Westfield students earn AP honors

Staff reportsMarch 19, 2014 

21 Westfield students earn AP honors

Twenty-one students at The Westfield School earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

Two students, Peyton Marshall and Valerie McLure, qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Trey Spillers qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Eighteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Ryan Arlin, Ben Brooks, Gehrig Broxton, Stephanie Campbell, Claire Childers, Baylee Culverhouse, Sara Diamond, Neal Hancock, Sarah Kate Johnson, Olivia Kinnebrew, Nicole Knyfd, Micah Moore, Scott Murphy, Declan Poorman, Jessica Springer, Katie Townsend, Hamilton Way, and Bryce Westmoreland.

Veterans teacher wins regional award

A Veterans High School teacher has been selected as the Area 3 Agriculture Outstanding Young Teacher of the Year.

Clay Walker, an agricultural education teacher, was recognized at the recent FFA Mid-Winter Conference in Covington. He is one of five nominees up for the statewide award, which will be announced in July, according to a Houston County schools news release.

Area 3 includes 34 counties in Middle Georgia.

Houston County educators honored

Three women from Houston County schools are recipients of the Outstanding Women in Education Award.

Paula Dougherty, assistant superintendent for student services; Michelle Masters, principal at Houston County High School; and Jennifer Walker, school social worker at Houston County Crossroads Center, were among the 10 women honored March 1 at the It’s Time Unity Conference in Warner Robins, according to a news release.

Dougherty has worked in education for 35 years and has been in her current position since 2005. Masters has 23 years experience in education and has been in Houston County for 12 years as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. Walker has worked for the school board for 10 years.

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