Frederick County Public Schools seeks nominations for the Veteran in Education Service Award to honor an FCPS employee who has served our nation in the armed forces and provided exemplary service to FCPS and the community. Any community member, FCPS student, former student, student’s parent or FCPS employee may nominate an individual.
Each nominee must be a veteran, as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA), or be currently serving in the armed forces as a member of the Reserves or National Guard. The Reserve components of the armed forces are the Army National Guard of the United States, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard of the United States, Air Force Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve. Nominees must have demonstrated exemplary service to FCPS and the community. They may have done this by showing integrity and trustworthiness, perseverance in overcoming challenges, selflessness in helping others, and teamwork and loyalty, for example.
A committee of FCPS staff, community members and veterans will review all nominations and choose the award winner. The winner will receive Board of Education recognition including an engraved plaque and gift sponsored by Woodsboro Bank. FCPS will also honor the winner in the school system’s Veterans Day celebrations and recognition ceremonies.
Last year’s recipient was Urbana High School social studies teacher Joseph Baclawski.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 11, 2019. The application is online at www.fcps.org/awards.