Sarah McQuery, a first-year English teacher at PBHS, received the Exemplary Teacher Award. In addition to teaching, McQuery is the junior class sponsor, Scholars Bowl coach for both middle school and high school and initiated a drama club.
“Mrs. McQuery has been a great addition to the faculty,” according to Ken Parry, high school principal. “She is so passionate and enthusiastic about her job and our students.”
Anna Lubbers, a junior at PBHS, received second place in the county-wide essay. Her essay on service to the school and community was tied for first place, but eventually the tie was broken by a visiting Mason to earn the second-place finish.
Brandon Entz, a senior at PBHS, received the Exemplary Student Award. In addition to being excellent in academics, he is involved in athletics as well as organizations at PBHS.
“Brandon was very instrumental this year in starting our student section, the Hype Squad, during the basketball season,” Parry said. “Brandon is about leaving PBHS better than he found it and to increase the pride in our school and community.”
The Masons provided a brisket meal prior to the awards ceremony. “Congratulations to Mrs. McQuery, Anna Lubbers, and Brandon Entz on their achievements,” Parry said. “These are the kind of people that make Peabody-Burns Middle School/High School and our community Warrior Proud.”