Two local Kanawha County residents and their respective businesses have partnered with Kanawha County Schools to honor one KCS teacher and one KCS student each month who have excelled in and out of the classroom. The first KCS Teacher & Student of Excellence Awards were awarded last week to Mr. Dorsey, a biology teacher at Capital High School, and Elizabeth Tweel, a Capital High School student. The awards were announced on Capital High School’s Cougar TV.
To be selected, teachers and students must demonstrate excellence in: academic performance or teaching, leadership, community service, creativity and imagination, dedication, and communication. Teachers and students are nominated by teachers at and administrators at the designated school. Schools are selected at random, with one teacher and student from one Kanawha County school being recognized each month.
Earl Hardaker with Modern Woodmen of America and Dana Hardaker with Runyan & Associates Realtors launched the award recognition program as a way to recognize excellence in our schools and also give back.