The FTA Membership Committee met the week before vacation to decide the recipients of the 2014 FTA Education Awards. The task of selecting recipients was very challenging this year. With 21 applicants, it was difficult for the committee to choose just five which is what we have given in the past.
Due to the generosity of our members, we are able to give two more Awards this year at $400 each. Additionally, Sue Wallace, former FTA President and Chair of the Health Care Coalition donated her Coalition stipend to the FTA Education Award Fund which allowed us to give one more award for a total of eight awards this year. Thank you Sue and thank you to all those who contributed to the awards.
The FTA Education Awards are given to seniors graduating from FHS as well as the children of our members who are graduating seniors.
The following students received the FTA Education Award:
Jacob Weiner Daniel Gately
Andrew Netto Gabrielle Daley
Alexandra Devane Erika Puumala
Sam Klobucher Nadia Osowski-Freire
The FTA attends the NEA's 93rd Representatives Assembly in Denver, CO
The National Education Association's Representative Assembly. Click here for more details.
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As Massachusetts delegates, we have the honor of voting on a multitude of nationwide issues. Topics this year ranged from amendments to the NEA's constitution to LGBTQ awareness and electing new NEA leaders.
The delegates voted for a new NEA President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Commitee offices and At-Large ESP. Making history, the president-elect, Lily Eskelsem Garcia; vice president-elect, Rebecca Pringle; and Secretary-Treasurer, Princess Moss, are the first all-minority and all-female officer team to head the country's largest union. You can read the article here.