Student, teacher honors take new forms remotely

While many school activities have been on pause during remote learning, Herkimer High School’s Student Council has found a way to keep at least a few traditions alive.

In May, selected students and teachers received an email from Student Council president Joseph Carney, notifying them that they had been chosen as students and teachers of the month.

“You are all wonderful additions to our school, and we hope this brings a bright spot for you during these tough times,” the email read.

The categories for these spring honors reflect the new realities of remote learning, but show that there are still ways for students and teachers to stay active in clubs and activities, even when they cannot gather in person.

And Student Council isn’t the only organization that’s been active during this time — selections for National Honor Society are underway, and a blood drive organized by NHS is still scheduled for May 26.

Student Council will also recognize a Teacher of the Year, as it has in years past. High school students vote for the Teacher of the Year from the list of teachers of the month. Traditionally, this honor has been presented at the end-of-year awards ceremony. This year, the Teacher of the Year will be announced during Senior Week in June.

Recent Teachers of the Month and Students of the Month were as follows:


Best at staying in touch

  • Mrs. Jones
  • PJ Gurtowski
  • Jaden Edmunds


Most optimistic

  • Mrs. Lister
  • Aaron Baldwin
  • Marissa Long


Most creative

  • Ms. Witter
  • Matthew Gallagher
  • Emily Jackson
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