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T idewater Trader September 30, 2020 Page 38 George Deserves a Hand! George who? George Washington. We should applaud him here in Chestertown because he had the foresight to found our own Wash- ington College – the first college chartered after American indepen- dence – in 1782. Little did he know how important it would become to our community and the future of education. Not only can we applaud George, but we can lend a helping hand to enable his legacy – Washington College – to continue to attain its goals as a small liberal arts educa- tional institution. Did you know that there is an organization that was established 50 years ago by the wife of aWashington College Pres- ident, Helen Gibson, whose mis- sion was to foster closer relation- ships between the community and the college as well as work to ben- efit the college? The members of the Women’s League Of Washing- ton College have continued to raise funds to enable enhancements to the college’s Miller Library, endow the Helen Gibson Practice Room in the Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts as well as numerous other projects including an endowment for the annual Helen Gibson Schol- arship granted to a student from the Eastern Shore. Perhaps it is time to do something that we can all feel good about that has a long-term impact. As a mem- ber of our lovely community, join the Women’s League and help sus- tain the cherished Helen Gibson Scholarships. For more information, follow the League on www.Facebook.com/ WLofWCor visit thewebsite www. womensleagueofwashingtoncollege. com. Contact the League at wo- mensleagueofwashingtoncollege @gmail.com. Bowman Retires After 19 Years of Service as Tourism Director Compass Regional Hospice to Host Annual Golf Tournament Adkins Arboretum Field Trips Go Viral QACPS Recognizes and Rewards 2020-2021 Teacher Of The Year Queen Anne’s County Superinten- dent of SchoolsDr.AndreaM. Kane and Hertrich Ford of Easton Gen- eral Manager George Greenway surprised Queen Anne’s County Teacher of the Year Amber Wright on Friday, September 18 th , with a new 2020 Ford Escape for her use during the 2020-2021 School Year. Ms. Wright was surrounded bystudents,family,andfriendswho all expressed their appreciation for her excellence as a performance art teacher at Kent IslandHigh School. “We are so proud of Ms. Wright. Her journey into teaching pro- vides a positive example for her students and shows young people they can accomplish their dreams with passion and perseverance,” Dr. Kane said. Ms. Wright was nominated to be the county’s Teacher of the Year by one of her students, Abby Scaggs, and supported by her principal, John Schrecongost, the administra- tive team, staff, and students. She has been teaching dance in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools Bernadette Bowman retires after 19 years as Tourism Director for Kent County. The Kent County Commissioners recognized Berna- dette’s accomplishments and pre- sented her with a congratulatory plaque at the August 25 th Commis- sioners’ meeting. Thank you for 19 years of service! Adkins Arboretum has received funding from the Gray Charitable Trust to create a virtual “Birds, Bees, and Dandelion Seeds” field trip program. Nearly 1,000 second- graders in Queen Anne’s and Car- oline County Public Schools will participate in the week-long pro- gram to learn about plants, pollina- tors, seed dispersal and Maryland bees. As part of the virtual field trip, public school teachers will receive five days of interactive les- son plans to use online with their students. The lesson plans will in- clude games, songs, experiments, suggestions for outdoor activities and daily video clips featuring the Arboretum’s native meadow, wetland, stream and forest habi- tats. Lessons are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. In 2019, the Gray Charitable Trust provided funding for bus transportation so that all second- graders in Caroline County Public Schools could participate in the “Birds, Bees, andDandelionSeeds” field trip at theArboretum. Positive feedback from students, parents and teachers promptedArboretum educators to create a virtual ver- sion of the program for use while in-person field trips are on hold. The “Birds, Bees, and Dandelion Seeds” lesson plans and video clips are available on the Arboretum website for use by homeschool families, private schools and the general public. For more informa- tion and other education resourc- es, call 410-634-2847 ext. 0, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org, or email info@adkinsarboretum.org
. Kellen McCluskey, Adkins Arboretum’s staff photographer and membership coordinator, and volunteer Luke Adelman film Assistant Director Jenny Houghton for the Arboretum’s virtual field trip. Compass Regional Hospice invites golfers tojointhemonthegreensfor the 23 rd Annual Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday, October 19 th at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville. Proceeds from the golf tournament enable Compass Regional Hospice to continue to provide professional and compas- sionate end-of-life care and grief support totheresidentsofCaroline, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties. Josh Bullock of Bullock Construc- tion is Chair of this year’s tourna- ment. Golfers will play the 18-hole, par 72 course. The entry fee is $125 per golfer. Foursomes and individ- ual golfers are welcome. Tourna- ment participants will also enjoy a variety of competitions and games in addition to the 18-holes of play. On the day of the tournament reg- istration begins at 7:30am, with a shotgun start at 9am. Refresh- ments will be available on the course. After play, the golfers are invited back to the club house for lunch and an awards ceremony. This year, a generous donor has agreed tomatchup to$15,000 indo- nations. Members of the communi- ty who are not golfers and golfers who want to do more to support Compass Regional Hospice can sign on as tournament sponsors or make a direct donation. For more information about regis- tering for or sponsoring the Com- passRegionalHospiceGolfTourna- ment, please contact Kenda Leager at 443-262-4106 or emailing kleager @compassregionalhospice.org. Shelby Brown, Banquet and Sales Manager of Prospect Bay Country Club; Kenda Leager, Development Officer of Compass Regional Hospice; Heather Guerieri, CEO of Compass Regional Hospice; Josh Bullock of Bullock Con- struction, Golf Tournament Chair. GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers Kent Island High School Performance Art Instructor Amber Wright is surprised by the QACPS presentaion of a new car for her use during the 2020-21 school year, courtesy of Hertrick Ford of Easton. (QACPS) for nearly 15 years. Ms. Wright started dancing as a young child at the former Daishell School of Dance, contin- ueing at Arundel High School and Salisbury State University, before acting, singing, and dancing at Chesapeake Music Hall and Burn Brae Dinner Theatre. Ms. Wright taught elementary school in QA- CPS and dance in Prince George’s County Public Schools before re- turning to Queen Anne’s County. www.tidewatertrader.com