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Awards Handed Out at Holmdel School Board Meeting

Several awards were given out at the Holmdel Board of Education meeting Wednesday.

Board Member Chiung-yin Cheng Liu and Superintendent Barbara Duncan
Board Member Chiung-yin Cheng Liu and Superintendent Barbara Duncan

The Governor's Teacher of the Year Recognition was given to teachers at Village School and Indian Hill at the Board meeting Wednesday. 

Christine Riso, a teacher at Village School in Holmdel received the Teacher of the Year award . "I just want to thank everyone for this award," said Riso, with emotion.

Shawn Boehmcke of Indian Hill School also received the Teacher of the Year award. "I love the people I work with, I love the people I work for, and I love the people in Holmdel," said Boehmcke.

Village School gave out many awards to several students for their success this year. Thirteen second graders from Village School accepted awards as Language Arts Olympiad. Fourteen second graders from Village School were given awards for Continental Math. Eleven third graders from Village School received awards for Language Arts Olympiad. Nineteen third graders were given awards for Continental Math.

Indian Hill students received various awards.  In the fourth grade, they received 14 awards for the National Science League, 4 awards for their participation in Special Olympics and 2 awards for the Continental Mathematics League.

The fifth graders received 6 awards for the Academic Bowl, 13 awards for the National Science League and one award for the Continental Mathematics League. 

The six graders received 5 awards for the Continental Mathematics League, 11 awards for the National Science League, 2 awards for participation in the Special Olympics and 1 award for the National Geography Bee.

After the students got their awards, Kathy Winecoff from the NJ School Boards Association said a few words about these three board members and their acceptance of their awards.

"Being a board member is a volunteer job and they have given us so much of their time," said Winecoff.

Board members Robin Wetmore, and Barbara Garrity received the New Jersey School Board Association's Master Board Member Award, and member Chiung-yin Cheng Liu received the NJSBA's Certificated Board Member Award.

Superintendent Barbara Duncan introduced Denise King, who has served as Holmdel’s President of the HTEA since July 1, 2006. Denise has accepted the position of President of the Monmouth County Education Association, effective June 12, 2014. "Denise is dedicated and passionate about her commitment to her profession and her HTEA position," said Duncan. "We are proud of her success and we wish her the best."

At a May 28 Board meeting Holmdel High School and W. R. Satz Students were recognized for their achievements. Holmdel High School and W. R. Satz School Governor Teacher of the Year recognition was held and the recipient at the high school was Suzanne Michaud and the recipient at the Satz School was Genevieve Bennett.

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