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Culpeper Times • March 23-29, 2017 PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
‘Five over Fifty’ honorees feted April 21
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field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. With the selection of Marie E. Washington by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Washington has shown that she exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, Washington Office of and the Division Superintendent trial results as a trial lawyer. 450 Radio Lane · Culpeper, Virginia 22701 · Tel. (540) 825-3677 · Fax (540) 727-290 The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multiphase process which includes peer nominations combined with third FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE party research. As The National Trial March 17, 2017 Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential Pearl Jamison source of networking and information (540) 825-3677, Ext. 3121 for trial attorneys throughout the nation, the final result of the selection process is a credible and comprehensive list of the most Pearl Sample’s Math Specialist Named Specialist of Ye outstanding trial lawyers chosen to represent their state or region. during VCTM Conference
Aging Together is pleased to announce its 2017 “Five Over Fifty” award honorees. Five Over Fifty is a celebration of citizens over 50 years of age from the Rappahannock Rapidan region who have made our community a better place through their extraordinary efforts. Honorees for 2017 are: Culpeper County, Dr. Hortense Hinton-Jackson; Orange County, Dorren Brown; Madison County, Robin Corum; Fauquier County, John W. McCarthy; Rappahannock County, Bev Atkins. Dr. Hortense Hinton-Jackson is a native of Culpeper and graduated from GW Carver Regional High School. Her career spanned 40 years as an administrator Hintonin higher education Jackson before she retired in 2012. Dr. HintonJackson served two terms as a gubernatorial appointee to the State Equal Employment Opportunity Council. In Culpeper, she has served on many community service projects with the Museum of Culpeper History and Culpeper Library, as President of the local NAACP branch, Women in Worship Ministries, and GW Carver Regional HS Alumni Association, the Trustee Board of Free Union Baptist Church, and as a gospel and jazz vocalist. Dr. Hinton-Jackson is listed in “Who’s Who Among AfricanAmericans.” She has been a presenter, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at local, regional and national conferences on education, African-American history, leadership development, personal and spiritual growth and cultural diversity. She continues to serve as a mentor and coach to former students and young professionals. She is the mother of three and grandmother of eight. Aging Together’s Five Over Fifty ceremony will be held Friday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Culpeper Country Club. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased through www. agingtogether.org or by calling 540829- 6405.
Washington named as one of Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Marie E. Washington with the Law Office of Marie Washington, PLC in Warrenton has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Virginia, an honor giv.en to only a select group ot lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the
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Pearl Sample Math Specialist Pictured are Pearl Sample Math Specialist Tasha Fitzgerald (L) Tasha Fitzgerald (left) was and Pearl Sample Principal Kristin Williams (R). honored with the William C. Lowry Mathmetics Specialist of the Year Pearl Sample Math Specialist Tasha Fitzgerald recently received the William C. Lowry M award March 10. Pictured with Specialist of the Year Award. The presentation took place during the Virginia Council o her is Pearl Sample Principal Mathematics Conference (VCTM) in Harrisonburg on March 10. Ms. Fitzgerald has se Kristin Williams (R).
mathematics specialist for Pearl Sample Elementary School for the past seven years. P as a specialist, she taught for seven years at Emerald Hill Elementary. This award recog who has made outstanding accomplishments in the field of mathematics.
Fitzgerald named Specialist of Year during VCTM Conference
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Last week we had an unseasonal snow storm. I went out in hopes of finding someone who I could shoot in the small amount of snow that we got. In a year of so little snow I thought it important to record the event. It was my lucky day because I ran into Taylor Stynes at the Post Office. Taylor is a Jr. Kindergarten teacher (that is 5 year olds) at the Culpeper Baptist School. She was most willing to drive over to her school where there was a hill of snow and where we could take this picture. In our conversation it was obvious that she is a very dedicated teacher who loves her job and the kids. ➤ Check out Rich’s blog at facesofculpeperva.blogspot.com and Faces of Culpeper on Facebook
Pearl Sample Math Specialist Tasha Fitzgerald recently received the William C. Lowry Mathematics Specialist of the Year Award. The presentation took place during the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference (VCTM) in Harrisonburg on March 10. Fitzgerald has served as mathematics specialist for Pearl Sample Elementary School for the past seven years. Prior to her years as a specialist, she taught for seven years at Emerald Hill Elementary. This award recognizes an educator who has made outstanding accomplishments in the field of mathematics.