MILITARY BOWL AND WEGMANS HONOR 10 LOCAL TEACHERS
The Military Bowl Foundation and Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. are proud to support teachers who have gone above and beyond to help their students.
Through the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers program and sponsored locally by Wegmans, the Military Bowl Foundation is providing grants to 10 teachers with connections to the military from across the National Capital Region:
- Erina David-Hampton, Raymond Elementary School, DC Public Schools: Third to fifth grade teacher served as a nurse in the Air Force Reserve for 20 years, stationed on bases in Texas, Colorado, New Jersey and Maryland.
- Heather Dunn, Perrywood Elementary School, Prince George’s County Public Schools: Kindergarten teacher’s brother is a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Liberty in North Carolina.
- Sherri Evans, South Lakes High School, Fairfax County Public Schools: Geometry teacher is the daughter of a private first class in the Hawaii National Guard, her husband graduated from Army and had duty assignments in Germany, Turkey and Japan.
- Carmen Faulkner, Bunker Hill Elementary School, DC Public Schools: Second grade teacher served as a specialist in the HHC DISCOM Company stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.
- Ashley Forster, Hayfield Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools: Special education teacher is a military spouse. Her husband served 21 years in the Coast Guard before retiring as a chief warrant officer.
- Megan Lynch, Arundel High School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools: Special education teacher is the daughter of an Air Force veteran. She plans to use the grant to purchase vocational task supplies and manipulatives for students to use in her classroom.
- Anna Marie Sebly, Broadneck Elementary School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools: Kindergarten teacher served in the Navy and her brother served in the Air Force.
- David Stevens, Windsor Knolls Middle School, Frederick County Public Schools: Computer science teacher is a sergeant in the Maryland Army National Guard; his father served during the Vietnam War and grandfather served during the Korean War.
- Heather Walters, Dogwood Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools: Third grade teacher served seven years in the Army, including two deployments to Afghanistan and one to Egypt. Met her husband in the Army; he recently retired after serving for 20 years.
- Shane West, South River High School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools: English and history teacher’s family has a tradition of military service. He served for 16 years, enlisting in the Navy and serving as an officer in the Army.
The teachers will be recognized during an on-field ceremony during the Military Bowl presented by GoBowling.com. The National Capital Region’s college football bowl game features Virginia Tech playing Tulane on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN. Tickets are on sale now.
Through Extra Yard for Teachers, which is organized by the College Football Playoff Foundation, the Military Bowl and Wegmans will provide grants to deserving public school teachers for use in their classrooms and for their students. Preference will be given to teachers who are veterans or from military families as well as to teachers who serve communities with significant military populations.
“This is the third year in a row that the Military Bowl Foundation is honoring teachers and we are excited to recognize some of the best in the profession,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “The Military Bowl also is appreciative of the support of Wegmans, which shares our commitment not only to those helping shape and develop the minds of our future leaders, but also is dedicated to helping those who serve our great nation.”
The Military Bowl Foundation and Wegmans earlier this fall recognized Prince William County special education teacher Ken Davis on the Big Day for Teachers.
“We are honored to partner with Military Bowl in support of Extra Yards for Teachers,” said Chris Holland, community engagement & communications manager at Wegmans. “At Wegmans, we believe education creates opportunity, which is why we’ve included education and youth support in our giving priorities. We are excited to raise awareness of this program as we know that there are many great educators in the National Capital Area, including those who have served our nation.”