The Thurmont Lions Club (TLC) held its Education Night on May 9, 2018. TLC was honored to have Mark Pritts, Frederick County Public School’s instructional director, as the guest speaker.
On March 19, the Thurmont Lions Club held its Teacher of the Year reception. There were eight teachers honored as the “Teacher of the Year” for their respective schools. Of these eight teachers, a “Teacher of the Year” for the Thurmont Lions Club, was honored. The Lions Club was very successful in showing Pritts what a wonderful partnership the Thurmont Lions Club has developed with the area schools. Remember, a teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart of the students. The 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year was Melissa Kearchner, Emmitsburg Elementary School. She was nominated by a fellow teacher, parents, and students.
This year, during the Thurmont Lions Club’s Teacher of the Year program, they became aware of a very special teacher, Bonnie Hopkins. She has devoted her career to helping young students start their education in a positive and motivated manner. She is retiring this year, and the TLC wanted to take this opportunity to thank her for her commitment to the young people of Northern Frederick County.