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The Wayne W. Wray CAV Student Scholarship
The Lurlene W. Todd Teacher of the Year Award
The Angela P. Lloyd Book Award


Professional Development Grant 2016

The CAV will award up to $300 each year, either to one individual or as three separate $100 grants, to help defray the costs of participating in professional development activities such as FLAVA, ACL, CAMWS, ACTFL, APA/AIA or study abroad.  


REQUIREMENTS:

-The professional development activity must relate to classics.

-The recipient must be a teacher of Latin or Greek.

-The recipient must be a member of the Classical Association of Virginia.

To apply, go to bit.ly/CAVGrant.  DEADLINE:  August 31

The winner will be announced at the fall CAV meeting.


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The Jane Harriman Hall Award for Outstanding Service
to the Classical Association of Virginia 2017

The  Executive Committee of CAV is pleased to announce a new award. Through the generosity of Jane Hall, the Jane Harriman Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Classical Association of  Virginia will recognize a member for service to the organization.

This award of $500 will be given annually to a CAV member who throughout his/her career has provided exemplary service to the Association. Nominations may be made to the Past President (gfranko@hollins.edu) or any member of the Executive Committee by February 1 each year. The selection committee, consisting of the Past President and the two at-large members of the Executive Committee, will make a recommendation to the Executive Committee for approval. The Award will be announced at the Spring Meeting.

We are grateful to Jane for her generous gift and her desire to recognize one of our members. Please consider making a nomination with supporting information.

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The Wayne W. Wray CAV Student Scholarship 2017

Information and Application Form (word)

Information and Application Form (pdf)

The Classical Association of Virginia is pleased to offer this scholarship for Latin students thanks to a generous gift from Wayne W. Wray. This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the student who most exemplifies the principle on which our organization was founded almost a century ago: a love of and the promotion of the classics.

Any CAV member may nominate any student who is taking or has completed four or more years of Latin (wherever that may fall – 10th, 11th, or 12th grade). Should a sophomore or junior be selected, the scholarship will be held for disbursement until his/her senior year.

 - The committee will keep materials for underclass nominees but does ask that teachers update and renew their information and approval. -

There may be more than one nominee per school. This scholarship is not based on financial need. CAV is looking for a student who is passionate about Latin and has demonstrated enthusiasm on every level: in his daily classroom work, participation in club activities, and promotion of Latin within his school and/or community. While participation in CAV (and other) contests is preferred, the primary focus of this scholarship remains the student’s ability to “spread the word” about classics and encourage others to study Latin.

The name of the recipient will be announced at the Spring CAV meeting. Please be sure to include all items listed below; incomplete applications will not be considered. Return the completed application and recommendations, postmarked (via ground mail) or received (via electronic means) no later than March 15, 2017 to:

Donald Brewster
4 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA  22989
donald.brewster@woodberry.org

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The Lurlene W. Todd Teacher of the Year Award 2017

Award Information (word) | Award Information (pdf)

Nomination Form (word) | Nomination Form (pdf)

The CAV is proud to announce the creation of The Lurlene W. Todd Teacher of the Year Award to recognize our outstanding Latin teachers and professors in Virginia. This award is made possible through the generous donation of Wayne W. Wray in honor of his own Latin teacher, Lurlene Walker Todd. Wayne is an outstanding teacher in his own right who recently retired from Stafford High School in Fredericksburg.

Past Recipients

2015:  Eric Casey, Sweet Briar College
2014:  not awarded
2013:  Patrick Bradley, Rockbridge County High School
2012: Howard Chang, Flint Hill School
2011: Ian Hochberg, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
2010: Katherine "Sue" Robertson, Midlothian High School
2009: not awarded
2008: Amy Cohen, Randolph College
2007: Andrew Becker, Virginia Tech
2006: Deborah Mason, Altavista High School
2005: Gregory Daugherty, Randolph-Macon College

ELIGIBILITY
All teachers and professors of Classics who have taught successfully for at least three years in a public or private school (elementary, middle, high, college, or university) in Virginia and who are members in good standing of the Classical Association of Virginia by November 1 of the academic year of the award competition.

CRITERIA
The criteria for this award are similar to those used for the American Philological Association Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Pre-collegiate Level. Applications are evaluated on at least four of the following factors:

  • Evidence of the success, size, and growth of the teacher's program;

  • Examples of innovative and creative classroom activity;

  • Evidence of improved student learning;

  • Significant numbers of students who continue their study of the classics at the next available level;

  • Examples of outreach and promotion of the classics inside and outside of the teacher's institution;

  • Evidence of the teacher's professional service and profession development;

  • Student success in contests and competitions, especially those offered by the CAV;

  • Examples of student travel and field trips which enhance learning and promote the program;

NOMINATION PROCESS
1) The teacher may be nominated by anyone with a personal or professional knowledge of the teacher's qualifications. These may include an administrator, supervisor, fellow teacher or colleague, CAV member, student, or parent.

2) The nominator must provide the basic information about the nominee and up to three other supporters who are providing evidence or support for the nominated teacher. This would include the name, address, contact information, school, and school division for each. It should also include contact information for a local newspaper or the district media relations office.

3) The nominator and each supporter (to the maximum of four) must submit a letter which addresses the criteria listed above. The letters do not need to address all of the areas, as long as at least four of the eight criteria are supported. Additional materials may be submitted in the form of a portfolio, with a maximum of two items per criterion.

4) The nominee must provide a current curriculum vitae and a personal statement which addresses at least four of the above criteria.

5) It is the responsibility of the nominator to assemble the submit three paper copies (or one electronic version in PDF format) of the completed packet at the time of nomination directly to the current chair of the Award committee. The packet may not include any items which must be returned or cannot be transmitted electronically.

6) Nominations are due on April 3, 2017. Send completed application with the nomination form attached to:

Prof. Andrew Becker
Latin and Greek Languages, Literatures and Cultures
331 Major Williams Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0225
Phone:  540-231-5362
E-mail: abecker@vt.edu

SELECTION PROCESS
1) The three Award committee members shall be appointed for overlapping three year terms by the CAV President. The senior member will serve as the chair. All members of the committee will receive copies of the Nomination Packet with all supporting documents.

2) Each member of the committee will read the documents and rank the nominees.

3) The committee will meet in person or by e-mail to compare notes, discuss nominees, select a winner and notify the Executive Board by way of the CAV President.

4) The committee chair will arrange for an appropriate certificate and plaque.

AWARD PROCESS
1) The Winner will be notified that he/she has won and invited to attend the Spring CAV meeting where a plaque and check is presented. If the winner is unable to attend, a CAV officer or representative should present the award at the School or some other public venue, such as a school board meeting.

2) The winner's school, school district, and local paper will be notified of the award.

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The Angela P. Lloyd Book Award 2017

This award is named after another distinguished CAV member, Angela Lloyd.  Nominations for THE ANGELA LLOYD BOOK AWARD FOR 2016 are open from September 16, 2016 through April 3, 2017. The nominated teacher should:

  • Be a secondary school teacher in Virginia (public or private)

  • Demonstrate commitment to teaching

  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching

  • Be a member of the Classical Association of Virginia

  • Participate in CAV meetings or has students who participate in CAV contests

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION
Any colleague, supervisor, student or former student, parent of a student of a CAV member, or member of the CAV may submit a name for consideration by completing the application form and submitting an accompanying letter of nomination. Please limit your comments to one page, if possible, and do not exceed two pages. 

NEW THIS YEAR:  You may submit a micro-nomination by providing whatever information you can via this online form:  www.tinyurl.com/AngelaLloyd

The completed application should be emailed as attachments by midnight on April 3, 2017, to:

Howard Chang
hchang@flinthill.org

Application Form and Criteria: Word        PDF

The recipient will receive books, which he/she has selected, and they will be presented at the CAV meeting in the spring of 2017.
 

Past Recipients
2016:  Deanna Solomon (Classical Cottage School, Charlottesville, VA)
2015:  Andrea Weiskopf (River Bend Middle School, Sterling, VA)
2014:  Donna Dollings (James River High School, Chesterfield, VA)
2013:  Adam Williams (Flint Hill School, Oakton, VA)
2012: Linda Wagstaff (Monacan High School, Chesterfield, VA)
2011: Alana Lukes (Paul VI Catholic High School, Fairfax, VA)
2010: not awarded
2009: Patty Lister (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA)
2008: Howard Chang (Flint Hill School, Oakton, VA)
2007: Mark Keith (Riverbend High School, Fredericksburg, VA)
2006: Marianthe Colakis (Covenant School, Charlottesville, VA)
2005: Laurie Covington (Flint Hill School, Oakton, VA)
2004: David Winn (Spotsylvania Middle School, Spotsylvania, VA)
2003: Kevin Gushman (Yorktown High School, Arlington, VA; Governor's Latin Academy)
2002: Margaret Grayson (Northcross School, Roanoke, VA)
2001: Jane Hall (Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA; National Latin Exam)
2000: Linda Sharrard Montross (James Madison High School, Vienna, VA)
1999: Elizabeth "Betty" Merrill (James Monroe High School, Fredericksburg, VA)
1998: Yola Lambert (Lord Botetourt High School, Roanoke, VA)
1997: Susan Schearer (John Handley High School, Winchester, VA)
1996: Sally Davis (Arlington City Schools, Arlington, VA)
1995: Christine Sleeper (Herndon High School, Herndon, VA)
1994: Carter S. Drake (Rockbridge County High School, Lexington, VA)
1993: Katherine T. "Sue" Robertson (Midlothian High School, Midlothian, VA)
 
lloyd winners
Past and present winners of the Angela Lloyd Book Award
pose for a group shot at the 2004 Spring Meeting.

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