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Teacher, student recognized by state association for the gifted

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 17, 2017 9:57 AM

A high school student and a coordinator from Wayne County Public Schools were recently recognized by the N.C. Association for the Gifted and Talented.

Eastern Wayne High School senior Davia Webb was presented the Leadership Through Service award, given annually to a student from grades 7-12.

She has actively served on the Goldsboro Youth Council for four years, where she has been on the executive board and served in the roles of treasurer and corresponding secretary.

At the state level, she represents the City of Goldsboro and serves as secretary for the N.C. State Youth Council, and has been a delegate to the state's Legislative Assembly for the past four years.

In addition to being a community volunteer for several local agencies and programs, Miss Webb is one of the founders of the Sign Language Club at her school. She has been working to implement a campaign for the City of Goldsboro called "See Us," to highlight positive profiles about teens in the community.

As recipient of the state award, she will receive a $250 check and a certificate.

Amy Williams, the district's academically or intellectually gifted coordinator, was recipient of the Outstanding Administrator of the Gifted award, given annually to an administrator who has been an advocate and leader in support of gifted children and youth.

Criteria for nominees include possessing outstanding qualities in the areas of teaching, curriculum development and adaptation, working with gifted children, youth and parents, as well as dealing with other staff and administrators.

Mrs. Williams joined WCPS in 2000 as the district's AIG specialist, before being named coordinator in 2013. She has served as the Region 2 and N.C. Department of Public Instruction regional AIG facilitator for eight years.

She has also provided local and regional professional development and been a consultant resource to other counties in the region and across the state, officials said.

Prior to being hired in Wayne County, she taught in Lenoir County and also taught in New Hanover and Sampson counties and in the Clinton City Schools.