Crump Elementary Student Honored By State Department of Education

May 21, 2014 661 views

Hallie Humes, a second grade student at Crump Elementary School, has been announced as a winner of the Tennessee Department of Education’s “Why I’m Thankful for my Teacher” essay contest. This inaugural contest was held in conjunction with National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-9, to celebrate the work of teachers across the state.


Humes, the winner of the kindergarten through third-grade category, submitted a video message about her current second-grade teacher, Ms. Joyce Latiker-Davis.


“I really admire when Ms. Latiker-Davis makes work out of games, and I like how she thinks of it very quickly,“ Humes said on her video message. 


On Wednesday, May 21, Joey Hassell, Assistant Commissioner for Special Populations, presented Hallie with a $500 scholarship for the college of her choice. During his visit, Hassell also thanked Ms. Latiker-Davis for her work at Crump and presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a gift card.


Hallie’s winning video message, along with the additional winning essays, is featured on the Tennessee Department of Education’s blog, Classroom Chronicles:


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