News Opinion Sports Videos Community Schools Churches Announcements Obituaries Events Search/Archive Community Schools Churches Announcements Obituaries Calendar Contact Us Advertisements Search/Archive Public Notices


Langenburg, Portwood earn master board member status

Teresa Portwood
During its annual convention, the Tennessee School Boards Association recognized seven school board members who earned master board member status. To encourage professional growth of school board members, TSBA offers a master school board member award to members who invest their time and effort into becoming more informed and more effective school board members. The award is given for participation in activities outside of local school board obligations.

There are five levels of recognition in the TSBA Boardsmanship Award Program. Level 5 board members must have earned 185 credits in the appropriate categories and submitted a portfolio that must have received at least 25 out of 30 possible points from the award judges.

The portfolio consists of sample policies, references from colleagues, a self-evaluation, presentations, advocacy and a written essay.

Nikolas Lamie initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa

Nikolas Lamie of Clinton was recently initiated into the Austin Peay State University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.

The Society welcomed 348 new initiates from 12 universities during October.

Students initiated must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate/professional students in the top 35% of their class, demonstrate leadership experience in at least one of the five pillars, and embrace the ODK ideals.

Fewer than 5% of students on a campus are invited to join each year.

Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded in Lexington, Virginia, on Dec. 3, 1914.

A group of 15 students and faculty members established the society to recognize and encourage leadership at the collegiate level. The founders established the ODK Idea, the concept that individuals representing all phases of collegiate life should collaborate with faculty and others to support the campus and community. ODK’s mission is to honor and develop leaders; encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and promote ODK’s leadership values of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service on college and university campuses throughout North America. The society’s national headquarters is in Lexington, Virginia.