Six area teachers receive Rotary's Outstanding Educator Award.
 
Outstanding Educators Awards
From left: Susie Hamilton, accepting for Charles Hamilton; Principal Brent Dodge, accepting for Tim Papienuk; Master Chief Mark Williamson, Brett Cardillo, and Noah Howard.
 
The Rotary Clubs of Utica, North Utica/Whitestown, and Sauquoit honored six area teachers on Friday, June 3, at their annual Outstanding Educators Awards Program. The program, presented during a Utica Rotary luncheon at the Yahnundasis Golf Club in New Hartford, is an annual event of the area Rotary Clubs’ community service committees. 
 
The 2022 recipients of the Outstanding Educators Awards are:
  • Kathleen Washburn of Clinton Central High School.
  • Tim Papienuk of New York Mills Junior/Senior High School:
  • Noah Howard of Notre Dame Junior/Senior High School:
  • Master Chief Mark Williamson ofT.R. Proctor High School:
  • Brett Cardillo of Sauquoit Valley High School:
  • Charles Hamilton of Whitesboro Central High School:
The awards luncheon culminates a year-long program during which area Rotary clubs host two students from each of six area high schools. At each of two Rotary membership meetings over the past school year, the students had an opportunity to introduce themselves to the Rotary members, and to learn about Rotary’s community, regional and international services, which are the fulfillment of the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”
 
At the end of the school year, the students from each school are asked to select the teacher whom they believe exemplifies the Rotary motto, and the values of Rotary, as exemplified in its Four Way Test:
 
* Is it the Truth?
* Is it Fair to all concerned?
* Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?
* Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?