Name: Kay T. Tippett
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Receiving the Maryland Music Educator's Award of Excellence for the Western Maryland Region. A teacher at West Middle School, she received the award Saturday in Ocean City, Worcester County
Residence; hometown: Westminster; Baltimore County
Education: Bachelor of science in music education from Frostburg State University, Allegany County; master's equivalent from Western Maryland College and Towson State University, Baltimore County
Family: Husband: Frank, a math teacher at West Middle School; sons Jeremy, 9,Jamie, 7, and Joshua, 4
Place of worship: Westminster Church of the Brethren, where she directs the children's choir
Activities/hobbies: Enjoys gardening, swimming and working on country crafts
Accomplishments: Considers her 19-year marriage and her three sons her greatest accomplishments
Recipient's comments: "I was honored, thrilled and surprised about the award. It's great to know your work is noticed and appreciated."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.