Rebecca Osburn Inducted
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Submitted by: Monte E. Garrabrant
Rebecca Osburn, the Enrichment Coordinator for the Logan-Hocking Local School District was inducted into the Ohio University Gifted Education Hall of Fame on May 18, 2006. This marks the tenth year that the Hall of Fame banquet was held to recognize teachers and coordinators of gifted education in area schools. The induction banquet ceremony was held at Walter Hall on the campus of Ohio University. With the new inductees, a total of sixty-five educators have been honored.

At the banquet, Tom Davis, interim Dean of the College of Education, gave opening remarks followed by a presentation by speaker and storyteller, Bob Welsh. During a ceremony, Ray Skinner, the founder of the Hall of Fame, inducted the new members and honored them with plaques.

To be nominated for membership into the Gifted Education Hall of Fame, teachers and coordinators must meet the following criteria:

• The nominee must be a graduate of or have taken course work at Ohio University.
• Have made a worthwhile contribution to Gifted Education.
• Have worked in the area of Gifted Education for at least five years.

Virginia Buzzard, the Regional Coordinator for Gifted Education in Southeast Ohio, nominated Mrs. Osburn for membership. In her nomination, Mrs. Buzzard stated that, “Becky has established her expertise in gifted education through research, listening, collaborating and applying her knowledge to making the Logan-Hocking Local School District’s gifted program a comprehensive pathway for gifted students. She brings many attributes to the regional meetings--questioning, sharing and making suggestions based on good problem solving skills.”

Mrs. Osburn has been with the Logan-Hocking Local Schools for 11 years. During that time, she has served as a kindergarten teacher, a fifth grade teacher and a grade 4-6 Talented And Gifted instructor. She currently serves as the Enrichment Coordinator for the district.