PHOENIX – John C. Birdlebough High School students showered their teachers with appreciation for their commitment to students throughout the school year.
Student Council President Sarah Hoag said the recent belated Teacher Appreciation Day ice cream social in the JCB cafeteria was held in honor of all of the sacrifices teachers make to help each student succeed.
Senior Tyler Gabriele expressed his gratitude to JCB staff members for allowing students to learn from their own mistakes, all while encouraging students to never give up.
Representatives from each high school class offered remarks and thanked teachers for both their academic and moral support.
Awards were given to staff members for different categories of service: demonstrating loyalty, being role models, showing encouragement, dedication, motivation, commitment, mentorship, inspiration, endurance and school spirit.
Students surprised Kathy Lees with a lifetime presidential award for her 25+ years of service to the Phoenix City School District community.
Outgoing Principal Gregory Molloy received a standing ovation as he was honored by students for helping them have a wonderful high school experience.