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2003 Recipient

Ms. Judy PurcellCongratulations Judith Purcell! Presenting the award are Governor Ruth Ann Minner and Secretary of Education, Valerie A. Woodruff.

Judith Purcell teaches at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School in Milford, Delaware and has served as a staff member and director of the Delaware Geographic Alliance’s Summer Geography Institute.

On May 18, 2002, the Alliance held a Spring Geography Conference at the Virden Center. Mrs. Purcell demonstrated the use of GPS units and encouraged participants to find the absolute location of their schools.

The After School Geography Club at Banneker Elementary is a group of twenty-two students from Banneker’s fourth and fifth grades. Judy and a colleague had received a MBNA grant to fund the activities for this program.