About the Montgomery Township Education Association
The MTEA is a professional organization made up of over 600 staff members who are employed by the Montgomery Township School District. This year the MTEA has presented $6,250 in scholarships to the senior class. This performance is largely sponsored through the New Jersey Education Association’s “Pride in Public Education” program. This program is intended to help local associations sponsor activities that will benefit the community as well as demonstrate the quality educational programming being offered to students in our public schools. Through this program, the MTEA also takes a very active role in supporting local school districts’ budgets.
The cast, crew, and orchestra would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to both the MTEA and the NJEA for making tonight’s performance possible and for their continued efforts aimed at improving the quality of education for our students.
About Our Scholarships
Florence Slack Memorial Scholarship “Flo,” as we all loved to call her, was Secretary to the Director of Pupil Services. Florence passed away on August 25, 1999 after 26 years of dedicated service to the Montgomery Township schools and our union. She was an active member of the MTEA, was a child advocate for our special education students, and a friend to many of us.
John Warms Memorial Scholarship John, who passed away in June 2009, was a resident of Skillman for 36 years. Prior to his 32-year career with the NJEA as a field representative, negotiator and teacher rights case manager, he was a teacher at Winfield Park and Piscataway school systems. John helped develop special national projects such as “Read Across America” with the National Education Association. He also served on the N.J. State Committee that established Drug Free School Zones. In Montgomery Township, John was a husband to Peg, father to Annie, Peter, and Chris (all MHS graduates). He also coached soccer and baseball, was president of the MHS Booster Club, a 3-term member of the Township Committee, mayor, and loyal supporter of the MTEA.
Heather Evarts Memorial Scholarship The Montgomery Band Parents honor Heather Evarts, a young woman who graduated from Montgomery High School. She loved the band. She exemplified all the dedication and passion for music that successful musical groups rely on. Sadly, Heather’s life came to an abrupt end in an automobile accident the summer after her graduation. The Montgomery Band Parents honor Heather’s memory with a continuing scholarship in her name.
Nicola Cox Memorial Scholarship The Montgomery Band Parents honor Nicola Cox, who graduated from Montgomery High School in 2003. During her time as a high school student, she embraced the band program as a second family and gave much of herself to it through her leadership and love of music. Nicola loved the band and the band loved her. Nicola was lost in a tragic car accident the summer after her high school graduation. Her parents endowed a scholarship for 10 years in her memory to be given to a band senior that exemplifies the same passion and love for band. The Montgomery High School Band Parents are honored to continue supporting that scholarship in her name.