Archive for Thursday, May 11, 2006

Students organize luncheon to acknowledge their teachers

May 11, 2006

Tuesday, May 9, was National Teacher Day -- a day for educators to be acknowledged for the contributions they make to the lives of students. Two students at Basehor-Linwood High School wanted to recognize their teachers in a big way.

"Teachers don't always get treated well or told they are appreciated," said BLHS senior Jessica Theodoroff. "We wanted to let them know they are appreciated today."

Theodoroff and senior Katie Long, members of National Honor Society, organized a teacher appreciation lunch for all 42 Basehor-Linwood High School teachers.

"It was all the work of these two young women," said Dave Svoboda, faculty sponsor for the honor society.

At 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, all students were asked to report to the auditorium and all teachers to the library.

"At first the teachers weren't sure why they were being called in, but when they saw food they got the hint," said Theodoroff.

The students also organized raffle prizes for a male and female teacher.

"They have put up with the senior class for four years," said Theodoroff. "We just wanted to give back to them."

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