2015-06-25 / Mainsheet

Shining Stars at ‘An Evening for Education’

Photos by Jen Carter


Captain Mark Turner, Mike Newsome, Sharon Carter and Frank Newsome Captain Mark Turner, Mike Newsome, Sharon Carter and Frank Newsome At a June 19 fundraiser at the Edward King House to benefit the Newport Public Education Foundation, several honorees were acknowledged as shining stars in education with the Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards for 2015.

The Unsung Hero Award was presented to two recipients who happen to be brothers: Frank and Mike Newsome, who have been an integral part of Newport Public Schools since they were students. Captain Mark L. Turner, USN, received the Friend of Education Award for identifying and connecting distinguished international military officers from around the world as class presenters. The Newport Partnership for Families was given the Partner in Education Award.

More than 200 guests enjoyed music, hors d’ oeuvres and activities planned by event co-chairs Christina Martin and Matthew Davis and their committee. The evening raised a record figure of $6,000.


Lynn Maher and Mary Ellen Atkins Lynn Maher and Mary Ellen Atkins One hundred percent of proceeds were designated to fund enrichment grants for innovative programs for Newport Public School students.



Sue and Joe Moore Sue and Joe Moore

Keith Tavares and Sam Jernigan Keith Tavares and Sam Jernigan

Bridget Ryan and Naomi Neville Bridget Ryan and Naomi Neville

Tracy and Adam Westman Tracy and Adam Westman

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