Two dozen 'chosen' by teachersThey’re awards that recognize good character, hard work, academic achievements and strong work ethic in and out of the classroom.
By: Sarah Gorvin, The Republican Eagle
They’re awards that recognize good character, hard work, academic achievements and strong work ethic in and out of the classroom. On Monday night, 24 Red Wing High School students were chosen by their teachers to win the 2012 SOAR Teacher’s Choice Awards.
“It’s an honor to be selected,” said Joel Newman, Red Wing High School student and SOAR member.
Every high school teacher has the opportunity to choose one student each year for the award. That’s a task SOAR adviser Chad Bray said isn’t easy.
“Every year I hear, ‘Can I pick five or 10?’” he said.
Because there are so many reasons that a student might be chosen for a Teacher’s Choice Award, actually winning means that student went above and beyond.
“You should be proud that you did something to separate you,” Bray told the winners.
About 60 people, including friends and families, gathered in the Courtyard Café to watch the teachers present their students with the awards.
“It means everything,” said winner Jessica Lindstrom, who was recognized by band director Dan Marrs. “It’s nice to know Mr. Marrs appreciates all the hard, tedious hours.”