The Monroe County Historical Association's Education Committee received the 2011 Social Studies Program of Excellence Award from the Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies on Sunday, February 26, at Shawnee Inn. The award recognizes Social Studies programs that demonstrate creative ideas and thinking for students and innovative and creative teaching techniques for educators. For information, please contact 570-421-7703 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Education committee members are Barbara Braithwaite; Joan B. Groff; Kathy Boyle; Joseph C. Labant, President of PCSS; Connie McCool and Linda Rogers. Missing from photo are Denise DeVivo and Beverly Kleinle.