Name: Peg Pearce
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Being one of two Carroll teachers to be named a Maryland Outstanding Biology Teacher Semifinalist by the Maryland Association of Biology Teachers
Age: "You don't need to know that."
Residence; hometown: Hereford, Baltimore County; Hampstead
Education: Associate's degree in business from Baltimore Community College; bachelor's degree in biology from Towson State University; equivalency of a master's degree from several universities, including the University of Alaska; still takes graduate-level courses.
Family: Sons: Mark, 27, of Hereford, a mechanical engineer; Matthew, 21, a senior at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.
Place of worship: Hereford United Methodist Church
Activities/hobbies: Tennis, reading; "School pretty much takes up the rest of my time."
Accomplishments: Raising two sons of whom she's proud; she hopes she gives something every year to her students.
Recipient's comments: "I think the award is an honor but I think there are a number of teachers at North Carroll who work just as hard and deserve to be honored also. I think Carroll has an outstanding number of science teachers who are excellent."