Educator Jenae Baker of Tawas Area High school in Tawas City, Michigan, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Jenae was nominated by student Summer Murphy for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom.
Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate an educator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award recognizes role models who have made a lasting difference in their classroom by encouraging students to strive for excellence.
“Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation,” said NSHSS President James W. Lewis. “We’re excited to provide an ongoing means to do so, and we encourage our student member to nominate teachers and counselors who have contributed to their academic success.”
U.S. News and World Report Announce the Best High Schools in Michigan
In a survey conducted among the best high schools in Michigan, Tawas High School was ranked #63 out of 826 Michigan schools. This ranking earned Tawas High School a silver medal. The survey is used to see which schools are proficient in basic skills as well as readiness for college level work. To see more on the methodology for collecting this information, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/michigan. Click on the link at the bottom of the page titled "About the Rankings Methodologies."
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TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
TAHS ELA/World Language teacher Brenda del Rio recently attended the American Legion State Convention in Livonia where she was honored as one of five teachers selected as the American Legion Department of Michigan's Teacher of the Year Award. Teachers are nominated from the state of Michigan based on the teacher's competence, community involvement, and school involvement in patriotism/Americanism/community service programs. Only five teachers were recognized state-wide for this prestigious award.
DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL
TAHS Principal Eric Diroff and Assistant Principal Stacey Mochty accept a check from Lindsay Miller from Dean Arbour Ford for $1,500. The money was raised through the Drive 4 UR School program. The Drive 4 UR School program is a fun, engaging way to help schools raise money to support their students. Dean Arbour Ford partnered with TAHS Student Senate and the Friends of Rachel group, to conduct a test-drive fundraising event. For every valid test-drive completed, Ford Motor Company donated $20 to the participating high school. Funds from this event will go towards student initiatives/programs at the high school.
Back row left to right: TAHS Principal Eric Diroff, Jayme Nunn, Samuel Loga, Jacob Carroll, Nolan Keim, Dylan Decker, Rudy Simpson
NEMC All Academic 3rd Team: Lauren Hedglin, Samuel Loga, Jacob Carroll, Caitlin Fisher and Rudy Simpson
Back Row left to right: Tawas Area Schools Athletic Director Lynn Kosto and TAHS Assistant Principal Stacey Mochty
Front Row left to right: Amy Diroff, Lauren Diroff and Eric Diroff
On Thursday, May 22, 2014, Tawas Area High School senior Lauren Diroff signed an Athletic Letter of Intent to play college lacrosse at Aquinas College. Diroff, played two years of varsity lacrosse at Saline High School before transferring to TAHS for her her junior year. She has also played varsity volleyball and soccer for the past two years Lauren is the daughter of Eric and Amy Diroff of East Tawas. She plans to study Business or Sports Management.