It is all about the kids. That’s why we recognize a Teacher of the Year. The ability to kindle that spark for knowledge, to shape answers into questions, to distil useful facts from a glut of information, and to jigsaw complexities into simple pieces that fit together easily —those teaching talents affect kids positively and profoundly. And those applied talents deserve recognition.

At our meeting Monday, June 11, we will present our Teacher of the Year award. This year, the award will be shared by two teachers. The co-recipients will be introduced by Holly Blanchette, a 6th grade teacher at the Great Brook School, and Tim Clark, an English teacher at Conval High School.

If any day in which you can create a positive impact for young people is a good day, then our club is on a roll. On Wednesday, our club awarded scholarships to two Conval students, and on Friday, it was the ice cream social for Mountain Shadows School.

Rick Hartman and the scholarship committee—including Shep Bartlett and Chris Brown—did an outstanding job in winnowing the applications and selecting two very remarkable students, Cierra Zaslowe-Dude and Bailey Englert. You may recognize Cierra as the president of Conval Interact, and who has visited our club often. Both young ladies will join us next week (June 18th), but meanwhile, you can click here to read more.

Jeff King and his team of ice cream scoopers created a lot of happy faces as they served the Mountain Shadows School kids. You can see for yourself by checking out the photo album on the main page of our website. A special thank you goes to Susan Mazzone and Ava Marie for help with the ice cream. Click here to read more.