When: Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman. About 400 leaders from business and education are expected to attend.
Speaker: Jim Tressel, head football coach at Ohio State University, and former head football coach at Youngstown State University.
Background: A total of 71 schools and 179 teachers were selected by the Ohio Academy of Science to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities for their accomplishments during the 2000-01 school year.
Ten local educators received the award presented to teachers who stimulate student scientific research and who extend science education opportunitiesbeyond traditional classroom activities:
Marla Dull, Cindy Gagliano, Vicky Hargreaves, Diana Lallo, W.S. Guy Middle School, Liberty Local Schools.
Charlotte Eskay, Holy Family School, Diocese of Youngstown.
Sharon Nicastro, St. Joseph School, Diocese of Youngstown, and chairwoman of the institute's Science Advisory Committee, and Carly Stanec, St. Joseph School.
Gary A. Orosz, Byzantine Catholic Central School, Diocese of Youngstown.
Marie Viglio, St. Christine School, Diocese of Youngstown.
Jean Wargo, Holy Family School, Diocese of Youngstown.
Four educators received FirstEnergyScience, Mathematics and Technology Education Grants from Ohio Edison, a FirstEnergy Company, for developing innovative educational projects:
Mary Lou Duff, McGuffey Elementary School, Warren city schools.
Joan Ferri, Chaney High School, Youngstown city schools.
Pat Honen, St. Christine School.
William Shuttleworth, Girard High School, project.
Four educators received Educational Partnership Grants fromDominion East Ohio:
Joseph R. Jeswald, Girard High School.
Ruby D. Peltz, Reed Middle School, Campbell City Schools.
Denise Roberts, Horace Mann Elementary School, Warren city schools.
Jeff Zatchock, Western Reserve High School.
Two educators received the 2001 National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education Award. These educators coordinate the hospitality services promising career and technical education program at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center:
Susan Alter and Nancy Kitzmiller, Trumbull Career and Technical Center.
Other teachers slatedfor recognition:
Diane Clapsaddle, East Palestine High School, teacher of the year award from Ohio Wal-Mart and Sam's Club and cash award for classroom.
Jacklyn M. Conti, Market Street Elementary, Boardman, Northeast Ohio Career Educational Council, Mahoning County award recipient, "Giving the Gift of the Future." She serves on the institute's Economic Education Satellite Center Advisory Committee.
James DeToro, W.S. Guy Middle School, received recognition for coaching the school's Math Counts Team for 17 years. Last year's team sent a student to compete at the national level in Washington, D.C. (a first for any local school). An adviser for Ohio Math League Team, winning six first-place awards for district competition and numerous district awards for top-four finish.
Diane Holzer, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, first place in the Ohio Skills-USA VICA Medical Assisting competition in the spring 2001. She placed first in the nation in the medical assisting category at the National Skills USA VICA competition in Kansas City.
Thomas C. Hutchison, West Middlesex Jr.-Sr. High, Sharon Herald newspaper teacher honoree, five times in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers," led an ecology team to 10 consecutive team championships at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Environmental Competition, received two Mercer/Crawford County Envirothon championships and five first-place U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' "Eco Meet" awards.
William A. Hyde, Mahoning County Educational Service Center. Buckeye Association of School Administrators Exemplary Leadership 2001 Award. He is chairman of the institute's Schools Advisory Committee, comprised of superintendents from Columbiana, Mahoning, Mercer and Trumbull counties.
Beverly Lee, Jackson Elementary School, Youngstown. Named Jackson Elementary Outstanding Educator of 2001 and Outstanding Educator of the Year by Youngstown Parent Teacher Association Council, nominated by District 18 PTA for Teacher of the Year, a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar.
Susan McConnell, Robinwood Lane Elementary, Boardman. "Class Act Award" received from WFMJ-TV21 and ParentTeacher Association Teacher of the Year Nominee.
Judy Migliore, Crestview Middle School. An Ohio Department of Education Mini Grant Award recipient, cash award to support her Math Tournament Project.
Rhonda L. Paglia, Hickory High School, Hermitage. As Academic Games Team Adviser, she led her team to numerous wins in local, state and national tournaments. A "Thanks to Teachers" Finalist, in the program honoring teachers sponsored by Westinghouse Electric, Giant Eagle, KDKA-TV, Apple Computer and the University of Pittsburgh. Selected for inclusion in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers."
Hugh P. Ringer, Mercer Area Jr.-Sr. High School. National Forensic League Three Diamond Award of extraordinary service to interscholastic speech programs. Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania Award for best high school Communications Club in Pennsylvania.
Michele Shaffer, Crestview Elementary. "Columbiana County Best Practices" Award for innovative presentation at Crestview Technology Night. Achieved practitioner trainer certification from the Ohio SchoolNet and received a Martha Holden Jennings Grant for incorporating technology into the classroom.
Lynda Slack, Beloit Elementary, West Branch. The 2001 recipient of the district's "Golden Apple Award," and the Mahoning Valley Art Teacher of the Year Award winner.
Penelope Wells, Volney Rogers Junior High, Youngstown. Youngstown city schools Teacher of the Year and recipient of numerous awards for involvement in the Youth for Justice Program (twice honored by The Vindicator for making a difference in the community), Jennings Scholar, Odyssey of the Mind Coach, and selected by the People to People Program to visit China as part of a middle school delegation.