Crofton, MD — Zoe Jackson, a recent Snow Hill High School graduate, was named one of three winners of the Joseph J. Fox Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the State of Maryland International Reading Council (SoMIRAC). Jackson plans on majoring in education in the fall at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Other recipients of the scholarship included: Christopher Wagner of Hammond High School and Katelyn Palmer of Tri-State Christian Academy.
Joseph J. Fox, Jr., a graduate of Frostburg State University, was a dedicated educator who understood that reading skills were necessary for students to succeed in academic content areas, enjoy life-long learning and receive pleasure from reading books and other written materials. During his twenty year career as a middle school English teacher in Frederick County Public Schools, he encouraged students and other teachers to reach for these goals. Mr. Fox became very active in SoMIRAC from its very beginning. He served as president of the local Frederick County Reading Council, as well as president of SoMIRAC, and as State Coordinator where he served as our liaison with the International Reading Association. He was a man of integrity whose commitment and contagious enthusiasm inspired those of us who knew him and had the opportunity to work with him.