Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Annual Meeting and Garden Party

Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Annual Meeting and Garden Party

Article excerpt

The last Saturday of April always marks the end of Garden Week in Virginia. For the Society, it also means the annual meeting at our Battle Abbey headquarters, followed by the garden party at Virginia House. At the meeting Director Charles F Bryan, Jr., briefly summarized the year's accomplishments-and they were considerable-for those in attendance. The VHS concluded its capital campaign $6.2 million over goal, thanks in part to the exceptional bequest of Paul Melton. Our membership and attendance reached all-time highs, and our annual giving exceeded an ambitious goal.

The high point of each year's annual meeting is the announcement of the Society's seven prizes recognizing achievement in scholarship, teaching, and volunteer service.

The Brenton S. Halsey Teaching Excellence Award goes to the educator who demonstrates exceptional enthusiasm and creativity in teaching Virginia and American history. This year we gave two Halsey awards to recognize both a middle school teacher, Jetta Walls of J. L. Simpson Middle School in Leesburg, and a high school teacher, Cynthia Smith of St. Gertrude High School in Richmond.

The Bobby Chandler Student Award recognizes a secondary school student who has demonstrated outstanding skills dealing with primary historical sources. This year's winner is Meghan Cunningham of Western Albemarle High School in Charlottesville. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.