BRANDON The Vermont State Board of Education recognized this years recipient of the Martha H. OConnor Award during the boards monthly meeting last week at the Killington Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Bette Moffett of Brandon, who recently retired from the Neshobe School Board, was recognized for her continued contributions to Vermont education and students by State Board members in a lunchtime ceremony. Moffett was considered an exceptional candidate because of her dedication to local education over the past several years, not only for the towns youngest citizens but for their families as well. In addition to serving on the board, Moffett: Founded the Neshobe Family Network; Was instrumental in bringing universal preschool to the town of Brandon; Focused group direction to the education of children while serving on the on the Rotary International Board, Friends of the Brandon Library and Friends of Old Brandon; Organized and participates in mentoring programs; Ensures every third grader has his or her own dictionary; Founded a thrift shop which raises money for an annual scholarship for an Otter Valley Union High School graduate; Pushed for several alternative programs at the high school to address the variety of student educational needs; And much more. Bette succeeds with her numerous projects because she leads the community not only with her wisdom and intelligence, but also with her grace, charm and good humor, wrote the nomination committee from Brandon. Bette knows that providing opportunities for children at young ages is one way to assure their success.