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Inspirational High School Educators Honored at Clarkson University

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Photo caption:. High school educators nominated by graduating seniors were honored with Clarkson University's Inspirational High School Educators Award this past weekend. David Dickson (bottom left) of Brockport, N.Y., a high school social studies, economics and U.S. history teacher at Pavilion Central School, who was nominated by Rebecca Worthington (top, second from left); John Guay (middle bottom) of Middle Grove, N.Y., a high school Inspirational high school educators 2008guidance counselor at Schuylerville Central School was nominated by Marissa Ainsworth (top, third from left); Peter Goumas (bottom right) of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., a high school U.S. history & government and business law teacher at Brewster Central School was nominated by Sarah E. Bendix (top, second from right) were honored at a special dinner on Saturday night and during Sunday's commencement. Barbara Briscese of Wolcott, N.Y., a high school English teacher at North Rose-Wolcott School who could not attend the dinner, was nominated by Melissa Randall (top right). Also honoring the awardees was Dean of Students Kurt W. Stimeling (top left). Graduating seniors are invited to nominate a secondary school educator whom they feel has had a significant effect on their lives and helped guide their higher education decisions and career pursuits. The award recognizes these educators for their influential and lasting impact on their students and in their field of education.

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