Awards & Recognition
Designated in 2010
St. Clare Walker Middle School has been chosen as a winner in the 2010 Schools to Watch Program. The Schools to Watch initiative was started by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999 to improve education for middle school students in the United States.
St. Clare Walker has received the 2012 Board of Education Excellence Award for the 2nd year in a row. The Board of Education Excellence Award is the second-tier honor in the Virginia Index of Performance program. These schools and divisions have met all state and federal accountability benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and have made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the board.
Christine Pedersen awarded Economic Education Prize
Christine Pederson, Middlesex High School English teacher, created a lesson that helped her students understand the economics of farming and the food industry. After having her students read “Fast Food
Nation” as an example of expository writing, Pederson engaged them in a simulation she created to show
the relationship between farmers, middlemen and consumers.
For her innovative lesson, Pederson received first place in the annual Excellence in Economic Education
Teacher Awards Program conducted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education.
Notable Sports Achievements:
Golf: District Runner Up
1st team All District : Stone Shores (Punter)
2nd team All District: LJ King (WR); Malik Henderson (WR); JD Diggs (LB); Steve Skelton (DT)
2nd team All Region: Stone Shores (Punter)
Volleyball: District Runner up; Regional Champion
1st team all district: Chelsi Blake, Joey Stinchcomb
2nd team all district: Megan Payne
1st team Region: Chelsi Blake
2nd team region: Joey Stinchcomb
Skye O’Sullivan, Middlesex Base
Felicia Marsh, Middlesex All Around
Ellen Perry, Middlesex Base
Kayla Jackson, Middlesex Flyer
All District: George (Ridge) Ellis, Leigh Harrow, Quinlan Moore
All Region: George (Ridge) Ellis, Leigh Harrow, Quinlan Moore