Hilton Head Rotary Honors Top Teachers for 2014
The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island honored the Island’s top teachers for 2014 at their luncheon meeting on October 16, 2014. Teachers were selected by their schools. Teacher recognition chair, Mary-Stuart Alderman, thanked the teachers for enriching the lives of their students. Guest speaker, Jeff Kidd, Executive Editor of The Island Packet, praised the teachers not only for the knowledge they impart but for the curiosity for learning that they inspire.
Teachers honored (left to right in the attached photo) were:
Chris Harris, Sea Pines Montessori School
Steven Moe, HHI Middle School
Jan Dowell, HH Preparatory Upper School
Parker Collins, HH Christian Academy
Annette Lee, HHI High School
Karen Sandlin, HHI Early Childhood Center
Justin Vaughn, HHI School for the Creative Arts
Michele Quigley, HHI IB Elementary School
Stephen Powell, Heritage Academy
Marianne Frederick, HH Preparatory Lower School
Dan Sheehan, HH Preparatory Middle School
Tori Safe, St. Francis Catholic School
Each teacher received a certificate of recognition, a wooden apple trophy (hand-carved by a club member), a $50 gift certificate from Reilley’s, and a $40 cash award.
On Saturday, May 18, members from the Bluffton, Okatie and Hilton Head Island Rotary Clubs came together for a work day at the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club. Approximately 15 members or friends of the three Rotary clubs worked on some needed projects, including dismantling about 30 old bicycles, crushing oyster shells and making an oyster shell path to the new garden, painting bathrooms, organizing the library and painting outside safety posts. This is a true example of Service Above Self and working together to accomplish a shared goal.