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Principal receives psychology award

Martin Tierney, principal at Carrolltowne Elementary School, has received the 2007 Maryland School Psychologists' Association Outstanding Educator Award.

This award identifies and recognizes an outstanding educator who has supported quality school-based mental health services and the practice of school psychology.

Tierney has created such a positive school environment where parents, students and faculty feel safe and appreciated that the school has been nominated as an exemplar school for its Positive Behavior and Intervention Support program and has received the Maryland School of Character Award.

Tierney supports instructional consultation to ensure classroom matches for all students and supports students with disabilities by learning about their needs and providing resources to support their learning styles.

CCC students recognized

Carroll Community College students Mary Jo Piarote and Rachel Lynn Freiert have received the Maryland All-State Academic Team award.

Freiert also is the recipient of the $1,500 Kay Bienen Award.

Piarote also received the President's Award for Academic Excellence, a $500 scholarship, at commencement ceremonies May 23.

Wal-Mart salutes county teachers

Carroll County Wal-Mart stores have named several educators as their Teachers of the Year, making them eligible for a state award. Teachers received a $1,000 educational grant for their school, $100 gift card for classroom supplies, certificate and personalized polo shirt. Honored teachers are: Kara Benoni, Sykesville Middle; Henry Butler, Century High; Mike Hirsh, North Carroll Middle; Toni Blythe, Westminster West Middle.

Students honored for service learning

Two Carroll County students were recognized as Maryland Student Service Stars for 2007 for contributions to their communities through service learning and their service and leadership in promoting community service among their peers.

Tracey Armitage, a senior at South Carroll High, is involved with organizations such as the 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program and Meals on Wheels and is one of the founders of the Millennium Club.

Pamela Engelmann, a senior at Westminster High, has earned more than 1,169 service-learning hours since the sixth grade. She has taken mission trips to help victims of Hurricane Katrina and others in the Gulf area who are dealing with poverty.

Teacher nominated for his creativity

Christopher Cobb, a health teacher at Winfield Elementary School, recently was nominated for the 2007 National Fire Protection Association Teacher of the Year Award.

The award recognizes teachers who have taught two association educational programs in a consistent and creative manner.

Fourth-graders win poster contest

Sarah Haas and Amanda Trostle, fourth-grade students at Eldersburg Elementary School, were selected as two of 16 winners in the Maryland Council on Economic Education's "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" poster contest.

The contest was created to stimulate interest in learning the basic economic concepts, learn about the economy, and give students an opportunity to creatively demonstrate their understanding of the economy.

Winners will receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.

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