Crump Elementary Student Honored By State Department of Education
May 21, 2014 628 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: http://tnclassroomchronicles.org/.