Who Received Our Awards? Congratulations to our honored teachers and students
Gavin Hui, BHS class of 2015
, received the 21st Century Fund's Award for Citizenship last spring.
The Fund presents this award
each year to a student in one of its programs whose civic involvement has helped to create a better community. For years, Gavin has been a committed member of
the Chinese Progressive Association, and he has worked tirelessly on behalf of A-TASK -- the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence. Gavin, a veteran of the Social Justice Leadership Program (launched by the 21st Century Fund in 2008 and absorbe
d into the District'
s budget in 2011), played an invaluable vocal role in Brookline High's courageous conversations about race and equity last year. He is now attending Boston University on a full scholarship. Clearly, BU recognizes Gavin's potential as a social justice leader in the twenty-first century!
Last June, Susan Moreno and Liz Crane were recipients of the 21st
Century Fund's 2015 Teacher of the Year Award. Susan Moreno is a special educator in BHS's Pathways program for
students with difficulties in self-regulation, social communication and executive function
. One colleague said, "To see her in action with her students is to see a teacher, a social
worker, mediator and psychologist. To her fellow teachers, she has been a rock of solid advice." Liz Crane, a beloved biology teacher, "always works to ensure that her classes are dynamic, caring spaces that push her students to learn." As one former student says, "I have never met a teacher who cares so deeply for her students -- not only for their understanding of the material but also for their well-being."
Congratulations to these two extraordinary educators!
Congratulations to Amir Grice, a recent BHS graduate who received the Senior to Senior Scholarship. This award was made possible by the efforts of students in the Communications for Entrepreneurship course who teamed up with the 21st Century Fund and the Alumni Association to create a scholarship funded by seniors, for seniors. Thanks to the many members of the Class of 2015 who made donations. We wish you success in your future endeavors and hope you will join the ranks BHS alumni/supporters.