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"I Make a Difference" Breakfast Honors Teachers, Students

Student Spencer Colton and teacher Noreen Hanlon posing for picture togetherOn Friday, April 28, Ottawa Hills teachers Darrin Broadway and Noreen Hanlon and seniors Shana Capur and Spencer Colton were honored at the annual I Make A Difference Breakfast sponsored by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West. As two seniors who have achieved to the highest levels, Shana and Spencer were asked to select a teacher who had a profound impact on them during their time at Ottawa Hills. Shana chose AP English Language teacher and theater director Darrin Broadway and Spencer chose French teacher Madame Hanlon.

Student Shana Capur and teacher Darrin Broadway posing for a picture togetherThese teachers and students pursue excellence, help shape our positive school climate, push the boundaries of our curriculum, challenge and inspire staff and students, celebrate the success of others, and encourage students to be comfortable in their own skin. Spencer shares, “Noreen Hanlon represents the gold standard of what education should be. Her goal is not simply to indoctrinate students with information, but to instill in them a genuine desire to learn. Without her, I may have never fallen in love with the French language, experienced its beauty, or enjoyed the opportunities that came along with it.” According to Shana, “Darrin Broadway is an exceptional teacher and I am so lucky to have learned from him. He provided opportunities for me to lead large group projects so I could further develop my leadership skills. Senior year, he has always been there for me as an advocate and advisor, whether it be reading my college essays or helping me through tough times at school. Darrin may be a tough teacher, but he pushes us to be our best and fight for what we believe in.”

Congratulations to our amazing students and teachers.

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