Snow Hill’s Jackson earns SoMIRAC scholarship

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.
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Teachers as Readers: Summer 2017

Salisbury, MD — The Eastern Shore Reading Council will open its summer break with its annual Teachers as Readers book club featuring The Dry by Jane Harper. The groups’ initial meeting is slated for Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10 at Barnes and Noble in Salisbury. Individuals wishing to begin the event with breakfast at Panera Bread may begin congregating at 9:15 a.m. that same day.

“We are a group of educators who love to read,” Michelle Shreeves, chairperson of the initiative, indicated as the group plans to meet on Thursday mornings throughout the summer. “Together as a group we decide on a book. Then we meet to discuss it.”

If you are interested in on attending, please, RSVP to Shreeves via email at

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