News Release: Board of Education Recognizes Excellence

News Release: Board of Education Recognizes Excellence

December 13, 2012
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications
UPPER MARLBORO, MD – More than 150 students and educators came together on December 11 at Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Springdale to be recognized by the Prince George’s County Board of Education for their achievements since the start of the 2012-2013 school year.

“These awards represent the outstanding work being done in Prince George’s County Public Schools,” said Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools. “Students and staff alike are demonstrating that excellence is widespread in our district, and we have many achievements to be proud of.”

The Board recognized National Merit and National Achievement scholarship semi-finalists; Scholars of the Week; winners of the school district’s annual Snow Plow Artwork Competition; State 4A Football Champions from Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School; 2012-2013 MSDE Reward Schools; schools receiving Silver and Bronze National Recognition Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; student member of the Youth Advisory Board and Healthy Schools Program Champion for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; Maryland Blue Ribbon School Whitehall Elementary; winners of the Simon McNeely Honor Award sponsored by the Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD); MAHPERD 2010-2011 Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year; and school system Teacher of the Month recipients.

The event was led by Master of Ceremonies David Zahren, and featured welcoming remarks by Board Chair Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq., congratulatory remarks from Dr. Crawley, and musical selections from members of the Charles Herbert Flowers Concert Choir.

To view a photo gallery of the event, click here.


Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.