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2012-10-07T05:00:00Z Classroom briefs Arizona Daily Sun
October 07, 2012 5:00 am

Basis student recognized for excellence

Basis Flagstaff student Summer C. Stevens has been selected for membership to the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence. The announcement was made by group founder and chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

"On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Summer has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence," Nobel said. "Summer is now a member of a unique community of scholars -- a community that represents our best hope for the future."

For more information on NSHSS, visit

Sponsors sought for new Coconino Co. Teacher of Year award

In May 2013, Coconino County Superintendent Robert Kelty will host the first-ever Coconino County Teacher of the Year award.

"Choosing to educate our children is one of the most noble and rewarding paths a person can take," Kelty said. "It's our teachers who prepare the leaders of tomorrow. It only seems right that we recognize those who go beyond the call of duty."

The award banquet is scheduled to take place May 9, 2013, at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. Kelty and other education officials will announce the Teacher of the Year and recognize all teachers for their dedication and daily hard work.

To aid in kicking off the award, Kelty is seeking to partner with local organizations willing to support a cash award to recognize the County's Teacher of the Year.

For information on becoming a recognition partner or for a nomination form to recognize a Coconino County teacher from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade (both charter and public schools), contact the County Superintendent's Office at (928) 679-8070.

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