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  • Shreveport Campus Honors Excellence in High School Instruction and Counseling

    A Bossier Parish educator and counselor each received top honors at the second annual Educators' Appreciation Banquet, sponsored by Remington College - Shreveport Campus and held at the banquet room of the Shreveport Holiday Inn - West on May 5, 2010.

    Melissa Fisher, a senior English instructor at Plain Dealing Middle/High School, was named "Teacher of the Year," and Clementine Johnson, a senior counselor at Huntington High School, received the "Counselor of the Year" award.

    Both were honored from among several nominees for their outstanding work with local high school seniors. Ms. Fisher's award was presented by Ladella Brown, a 2009 Plain Dealing High School graduate who recently graduated from the Medical Assisting diploma program at Remington College - Shreveport Campus.

    Ms. Johnson's award was presented by Debra Walter, a fellow counselor at Huntington High School. Shreveport Campus High School Presenter Sharona Mitchell explained, "Our goal is to show appreciation to the teachers and counselors we work with for allowing us to help their students.

    We think it's important to recognize individuals who go above and beyond what's expected in helping their seniors prepare for their future beyond high school." Ms. Fisher and Ms. Johnson were nominated by Ms. Mitchell and the Admissions Representatives at the campus, based on comments received from their students. Each honoree received a plaque from Remington College, and Holiday Inn presented each with a free night's stay.

    Ms. Mitchell said, "What the students had to say about Ms. Fisher and Ms. Johnson was the deciding factor. Ms. Fisher has helped her students apply for financial aid, has readily shared information with them on different educational opportunities, and has arranged for them to speak with various college representatives."

    Ms. Johnson has coordinated a number of events for her students, such as financial aid workshops. She has also invited vocational and career colleges to her school to speak to students who may not be planning on going to traditional four-year colleges and universities. Many counselors tend to ignore that group of students."

    Several teachers and counselors from surrounding schools attended the banquet to celebrate everyone's achievements and honor their colleagues. All teachers and counselors in attendance received a trophy from the campus in appreciation of their efforts.