Boy Scouts Present Outstanding Educator Award to Summit School’s duWayne Amen
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (MARCH 19, 2018) – The Boy Scouts of America’s Old Hickory Council has presented duWayne Amen with its Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award. The award was established in 2016 to recognize the valuable contributions that educators make to the lives of young people.
Amen, who is director of facilities at Summit School, was nominated by a former Summit School student. He is the first recipient of the award from the Old Hickory Council’s Wachovia District and received the award not only because of his diligence as Summit School’s director of facilities but also because of his ongoing commitment to the school and community at large.
An Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Amen has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America for more than 50 years and serves as a unit commissioner for the district. Amen received a B.A. degree from Wake Forest University.
“The Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty to instill what we refer to as ‘Scouting values,” which we know are great ‘teaching values’ as well,” Old Hickory Council Scout Executive Steve Wilburn said. “The Boy Scouts of America is pleased to honor duWayne Amen as Outstanding Educator and thank him for the service he has given and will continue to give to young people in our community.”
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For over 80 years, Summit School has been Inspiring Learning. We do this based on a progressive education philosophy that matters even more in the rapidly changing 21st century. Our students learn by doing. They gain mastery of skills by solving real world dilemmas in preparation for a future world we cannot predict. Our mission remains: Summit School provides a challenging curriculum within a caring environment to help students develop their full potential. We Inspire. We make true Learning happen. We are Inspiring Learning. Summit is accredited by SACS and SAIS, with a total enrollment of approximately 640 girls and boys in grades Junior Kindergarten through Grade 9.