Camillus Optimists Honor West Genesee Students and Teachers

Camillus Optimist Youth Teacher of th Year 2019
Pictured above in front, from left to right, are Andrew Prucha, Lauren Laurie, and John Lizzi. In the back, from left to right, are Joseph Paoli, Nicole Vasilev, Abby Bednarski, Brendan Kemp, Zoe Maupin, and Benjamin Glass.

On December 2, Abby Bednarski and Brendan Kemp from West Genesee High School; Zoe Maupin and Benjamin Glass from Camillus Middle School; and Nicole Vasilev and Joseph Paoli from West Genesee Middle School were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Outstanding Student Award.

Andrew Prucha (West Genesee High School science teacher), John Lizzi (West Genesee Middle School head custodian), and Lauren Laurie (Onondaga Road Elementary School third-grade teacher) each received the 2019 Joseph A. Witowski Outstanding Teacher Award.

Honorees and their families were guests of the Optimists on December 2 at the Tuscarora Golf Club. School administrators introduced each honoree and described their unique contributions. Optimist David Philippone coordinated the program.

Teachers were selected by their peers for being sensitive to the needs of their students; for creating an exciting and challenging classroom atmosphere; and contributing to the quality of instruction at West Genesee.