||On Thursday, March 15, Wilmington Montessori School was honored by CUPRAP, The Association for Communicators in Education, with a Gold Cuppie Award for the school's 2009-2010 Annual Report.
Noel Dietrich, Communications Officer, was on hand to receive the award at the organization’s annual conference in Hershey, Pa. Noel served as editor for the publication; and worked on the project with Erin Yu, designer (and WMS parent); freelance writer Sara Kaplaniak; and photographers Heather (WMS parent) and Becky (WMS class of 2011) Siple.
Nearly 280 entries were received from colleges, universities and providers of private, specialized and secondary education in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Judges represented experts in the field of communication in education and included designers, writers, educators, corporate executives and media professionals.
WMS is the first Montessori school to receive an award from CUPRAP, and also the first school specializing in early childhood/elementary education to be honored.