For years the East Williston Teachers’ Association has awarded a scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to study education and to become a teacher. The David K. Israel Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship, named after a 40 year veteran English teacher who served as the East Williston Teachers’ Association President for more than a quarter century.
This year’s recipient is Ms. Caroline Crimmins.
One teacher describes Caroline as eager to learn, considerate of others, open-minded, caring, a good listener and a good person. She sets high expectations, has great time management skills and is confident, captivating and professional when speaking publicly.
Caroline is described by another teacher as someone who is responsible, diligent, hard-working, mature, fun-loving, respectful and friendly. She is honest, courteous and has a tremendous amount of integrity. This teacher continued, Caroline has a tremendous amount of self-discipline, self-reliance and initiative. In fact, this teacher stated, the candidate is one of the best students he has taught in the past twenty years.
Caroline has been an academic leader and a committed student athlete. She participated in Varsity Fencing, Mock Trial, Model UN, National Honor Society, Vice President of the Guidance Advisory Board and Heal of AfriBike. In addition, Caroline has volunteered over 300 hours at North Shore University Hospital.
In Caroline’s personal essay it is apparent that she already recognizes, what the best skilled teachers know; teaching is a symbiotic relationship – when one teaches, one learns as well. For being a teacher, is forever being a student.
SUNY Geneso is truly fortunate to welcome her this fall.
Tax deductible contributions can be made to the David K. Israel Scholarship Foundation c/o The Wheatley School, 11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury, NY, 11568
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