Student Receives Statewide Award Recognizing Promising Future Educators
29, 2000 -- Leslie
Thomasson, a fifth-year student in the University of Virginias
Curry School of Education, has won the Frances A. Mays Outstanding
Student Scholarship Award from the Virginia Association of Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
high academic achievement, significant teaching experience and community
service, the annual award is designed to honor promising future
educators in a variety of fields including health, physical education
and exercise science. A selection committee chose Thomasson from
a pool of 32 nominees, each coming from a different Virginia college
who will be teaching for Hanover County Public Schools next year,
will receive a bachelor of science in health and physical education
and a masters of teaching degree in May 2001. She was presented
a plaque and a check for $250 at the associations Nov. 10
convention in Williamsburg.
Bunker, U.Va's Parrish Professor of Education, said that "Leslie
is a terrific young woman who gives countless hours of her time
to help young children acquire the motor skills they will need for
a lifetime of healthy involvement."
Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116