Class Notes

Jun. 30, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

NLE achievers
Lakewood Montessori Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade Latin student recently took the National Latin Exam.
Lakewood’s seventh-graders took the Intro to Latin Exam and the average score was 87.5 percent, 10 percentage points higher than the national average of 77.5 percent.
Sixty-six percent of them scored above the national average score, and as a whole they did better than average on 78 percent of the questions.
Here are the student acheivers:
Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude: Elizabeth Beyer
Silver Medal, Maxima Cum Laude: Jessica Flores Olguin       
Perfect Scores: Karna More, Daniel Primus, and Lucy Ashe-Jones

State Junior Classic League
1st Place & 3rd place Certamen team:
Karna Morey
Daniel Primus
Lucy Ashe-Jones
Leo Rangel-Jimenez
Zach McCarthy
Caleb Miller
Jordan Griffith-Simmon
Sigrid Jensenoyaski

Top drivers, monitors honored
The Durham Public Schools recently named its top bus drivers and bus monitors for 2014.
Transportation Drivers and Monitors of the Year are the following:               
Northern Transportation Driver of the Year: Sharon Godfrey
Northern Transportation Monitor of the Year: Mayra Galindo                                       
Southeast Transportation Driver of the Year: Mitchell Gamble
Southeast Transportation Monitor of the year: Mary Roberts
Southwest Transportation Driver of the Year: Joe Harris

Outstanding teacher
Rebecca “Becky” Castor Smith, a biology teacher at Orange High School, has been selected the 2014 North Carolina Outstanding Biology Teacher.
The award is sponsored by the National Association of Biology Teachers in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company and Associated Microscope.
This honor, given annually since 1961, identifies a teacher from the United States, its possessions, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and Canada who has made valuable contributions to the profession and to his/her students.
Smith has taught biology, Honors Biology, Honors Biology 2, Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry and Honors Chemistry at Orange High school since 1992.  
She has served as the Science Department chairwoman since 1995 and has mentored student teachers since 1993.
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