The following Southern Maryland students, educators and other school staff members have been honored recently for their achievements and community activities.

CALVERT COUNTY

* Calvert County public schools named the following as Employees of the Month for April and May: Jean Bell, instructional assistant at Windy Hill Middle; Douglas MacArthur "Mac" Brooks, head day custodian at Huntingtown Elementary; Melody Edwards, instructional assistant in special education at Southern Middle; Guyle Glenn, counselor at Patuxent Elementary; Bob Riccardo, foreign language teacher at Northern High; Marsha Roberts, cafeteria manager at Mount Harmony Elementary; Karyn Sneade, health, physical education and aerobics instructor at Calvert High; and Melissa Wall, third-grade teacher at Mutual Elementary.

CHARLES COUNTY

* Charles County public schools honored the following educators and employees as Exemplary Employees during the first three months of the year: Margo L. Barbone, mathematics resource teacher at Mount Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary; Iris N. Brittle, guidance secretary at La Plata High; Roy A. Butler, building service manager at Berry Elementary; Barbara L. Evans, first-grade teacher at Arthur Middleton Elementary; Laura D. Hedges, kindergarten teacher at J.C. Parks Elementary; Janet Sue Jones, reading resource teacher at Berry; Kimberly C. King, mathematics teacher at Hanson Middle; Rose M. Mathews, building service worker a J.P. Ryon Elementary; Linda P. Metheny, Hanson Middle School Instructional Leadership Team; James T. Moore, English teacher at Lackey High; Jennifer D. Morrison, Hanson Middle School Instructional Leadership Team; Clifton T. Posey, building service manager at Mount Hope /Nanjemoy; Cherie P. Reynolds, secretary at Piccowaxen Middle; Sandra E. Shegogue, secretary at Piccowaxen; Delma T. Smallwood, reading resource teacher at J.C. Parks; Christine L. Smith, Hanson Middle School Instructional Leadership Team; Dorothy R. Swann-Cole, guidance counselor at J.C. Parks; and Ivy G. Wade, special education inclusion teacher assistant at Eva Turner Elementary.

* Ricky Arnold, former science teacher at John Hanson Middle (1988-1992), has been selected as one of three educator astronauts and fully qualified mission specialists for NASA, joining a team of 10 other astronauts as part of the 2004 class. Arnold is teaching at the American International School in Romania. He will report to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer.

* Denise deLozier, first-grade teacher at J.C. Parks Elementary, and Marion Johnson, media specialist at J.P. Ryon Elementary, have been recognized with Outstanding Technology Leader Awards.

* Charlene Haynie, social studies teacher at Lackey High, has been inducted into Maryland's Service-Learning Fellows Program for her efforts to engage students in interesting, inspiring and academically challenging service-learning experiences.

* Scott Neuner, La Plata High, was awarded third place in the Maryland Bankers Association Financial Teacher of the Year recognition program for instructors who use creative and interesting methods to engage students in learning personal finance skills.

* Six teachers were honored recently as 2004 Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers in awards program sponsored by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. Honored in mathematics: Wanda Frick, Thomas Stone High; Betty Horton, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary; and Kristi Nelson, Piccowaxen Middle. In science, those receiving honors are Michelle Craig, La Plata High; Jason Patton, Mary H. Matula Elementary; and Michael Forrest, Mattawoman Middle.

-- Compiled by

SUSAN BARTON