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Liles earns most creative award from Discovery Education

Air Force Airman Leon Matthews graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Matthews, the son of Bonita Matthews of Jonesboro, is a 2011 graduate of Mundys Mill High School. (Special Photo)

Air Force Airman Leon Matthews graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Matthews, the son of Bonita Matthews of Jonesboro, is a 2011 graduate of Mundys Mill High School. (Special Photo)

JONESBORO — Monique Liles, a teacher at Babb Middle School, has been honored with a “DENny Award” by Discovery Education’s Discovery Educator Network for her leadership in integrating digital resources into instruction to transform teaching and learning around the world.

DEN is a global community of educators who are passionate about teaching with digital media and technology, sharing ideas and resources, collaborating and networking.

Liles has been recognized with a “DENny Award” for “Most Creative or Best DEN Event” for her efforts to share resources and innovative teaching methods with fellow educators across the district, state and world to improve student engagement and achievement.

“I am honored to have been recognized by Discovery Education and to be collaborating and sharing ideas and resources with educators around the world,” she said. “Being a part of the Discovery Educator Network has provided me unique opportunities to connect with my peers and support them as we work to improve teaching and learning in our schools and communities.”

Liles was selected to receive a “DENny Award” from more than 6,000 STAR Discovery Educators.

Lance Rougeux is the vice president of learning communities and instructional implementation for Discovery Education. He said passionate and committed educators such as Liles are supporting fellow educators, inspiring and engaging students and transforming education around the world.

“Discovery Education and the DEN are proud to honor the hard work, dedication and leadership of Monique,” said Rouguex.

Mundy’s Mill council to meet

The school council at Mundy’s Mill High School is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the lecture hall, 9652 Fayetteville Road in Jonesboro. Reach school officials at 678-817-3000.

CoachUp scholarship

Students nationwide, who have been accepted into, or are enrolled in a U.S. college or university, are eligible to apply for one of three CoachUp scholarships.

CoachUp, a private coach service that matches athletes to pro coaches, will award winners $2,000 cash for school and $500 toward coaching sessions through CoachUp.

The scholarships are for a student athlete, an inspirational athlete and a community leader.

To be considered, students must complete an online application and submit a personal reference, a short essay and a two-minute video essay.

Applications must be received by midnight, Sept. 20. Details and the digital application are at www.scholarship.coachup.com.