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For Immediate Release: 8/21/2013
Statement by County Executive Isiah Leggett on the Selection of Mary Hawkins-Jones as the First Recipient of the “Most Hopeful Teacher in America” Award

On behalf of the residents of Montgomery County, I am proud to extend congratulations to Mary Hawkins-Jones, fifth-grade teacher at Westover Elementary School in Silver Spring, on being selected as the first recipient of the “Most Hopeful Teacher in America” Award.

This outstanding honor reflects her vision and ability to instill in her students the importance of setting life-long goals.

I commend Ms. Hawkins-Jones for her 23 years of devotion to education and providing young people with the hope, encouragement and wellbeing necessary for them to develop into successful adults.

Her remarkable achievements give us all hope for a better and brighter future.

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See MCPS news release.

Release ID: 13-013

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