CHIPLEY -- A number of students and faculty were recognized Monday for their achievements.
At a regular school board meeting, Washington County School District and other organizations presented certificates, plaques and trophies across several categories in honor of student and faculty achievements.
English teacher at Vernon High School Anna Bell Rackley presented several students with certificates after announcing they have been accepted to be published a poetry anthology by Creative Communications. The students were: Jada Brown, Brian Willis, Lancin Dybdal, John Skelton, Jakob Spence, Dalton Eastling, Christian York, Donaldson Campbell, Kearsten Delfo, Alyssia Rhodes, Samantha Moore, Cassidy Armbruster, Caeden Mcdonald, Dyvion Bush, Savanna Aulaumea, Zy'Quez Brown, Abby McCoy, Jillian Emrick-Wilson, Rae Wycuff's, Ethan Taylor, Elijah Burch, Madison Hunter, Azelette Sanders, Brookelyn Vaughn, Brock Hodges, Jacob Vaught and Mitchell Harmon.
Deborah Brown presented trophies to the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Competition winners. The students were: Trace Weaver, first place; Bryan Cooper, second place; and Jasmine Gainey, third place.
Gail Robinson and Superintendent Joseph Taylor recognized the following district spelling bee winners: Adriyanna White, first place; Jonei Gorden, second place; and Nathan Hodges, third place.
Sally Brock recognized four Vernon High School BETA students for earning fourth place in the state in the quiz bowl competition. They were: River Basinger, Austin Blaess, Lana Bush and Baily Lunsford. In special talent: River Basinger, first place. In social studies: Austin Blaess, first place.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 12046 presented plaques and $150 to its 2018 Teacher of the Year winner Erin Harris, a teacher at Kate M. Smith Elementary School.
Washington County Chamber of Commerce representative Julie Dillard presented plaques to the following teachers: Lenora Henderson, 2019 Teacher of the Year; Jessica Carter, 2018 Rookie Teacher of the Year; and Jessica Vallejos, 2018 School-Related Employee of the Year.
Also, representative Brandon Lovering from OneSouth Bank presented a trophy to Chipley High School teacher Lenora Henderson as 2019 Teacher of the Year.