Wilson High School's Humanities Project Selected as Golden Apple Award Winner
State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks) today congratulated Wilson High School for being selected as one the winners of the 2007 Speaker’s Golden Apple Award for Education Innovation, which was created to highlight and recognize unique and revolutionary education programs in Pennsylvania’s public schools. The school received the award for its project in the category of Arts and Humanities.
“I am very impressed by the commitment and effort the students put into this project and the thoroughness of the work they produce,” said Cox. “This type of project prepares students for the challenges that lie ahead in college and beyond.”
The Humanities project focused on connecting lessons and events of the past with present day and future experiences. It instills the notion that learning occurs throughout one’s life. The program began in 1995 and has overwhelmingly increased in popularity among students in the district.
“I congratulate the students and faculty of Wilson High School on winning this award. They serve as a shining example to others on how to successfully incorporate basic studies into a more comprehensive, long-term project,” said Cox.
In addition to Wilson High School, Golden Apple Awards also were given to five other schools across the Commonwealth.
The awards were established by the Speaker of the House, and any Pennsylvania public school, school district, area vocational-technical school, charter school or intermediate unit seeking to recognize a program in either of the subject areas is eligible to apply. Teachers, parents, school board members, administrators and private citizens nominated programs they believed to be outstanding and worthy of being shared across the state. 
Review panels composed of experts in the award fields reviewed and scored all nominations and selected a winner in each category.
Nomination forms for next year’s Golden Apple Awards will be available online later this summer. For more information please visit www.goldenappleawards.com.
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