Elizabeth Wolfe, a fourth-grade teacher at Curlew Creek Elementary School, has received a grant from the Florida Council on Elementary Education to buy two sets of science fiction books. She plans to use the books in a program to teach her pupils to write science fiction stories. Ms. Wolfe was one of six teachers in the state to receive a grant.
Sandra Irvin, a teacher of gifted pupils at Tarpon Springs Middle School, received the first Lamp of Knowledge Award given by the Tampa Bay Holocaust Memorial Museum and Education Center. Ms. Irvin was honored for her work in developing a Holocaust curriculum. She also was awarded a scholarship to study next summer at the Yad Vashem Center for Holocaust Studies in Israel. The curriculum is designed to help students understand the dangers of prejudice.