Lincoln (Neb.) - Jan. 10, 2000 - An unusual award nomination will result in special recognition of the entire faculty of Bellevue West High School by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Honors Program.
Incoming freshmen students in the Honors Program are asked to nominate one teacher who has favorably affected the preparation of the student for college. The nominees receive the Chancellor's Teacher Recognition Award.
Lindsay Seim, an NU freshman from Bellevue, broke convention and nominated her entire high school faculty of more than 100 teachers and administrators.
"When I walked out of Bellevue West after graduation, I knew that I had encountered some of the most impassioned and inspired teachers and administrators in the field," Seim wrote in her letter of nomination.
Typically, nominees receive a letter of recognition from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor James Moeser. But because of the unusual nomination, the chancellor, along with Seim, will visit a Bellevue West staff meeting 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at the school to recognize the group.
"This is really extraordinary," said Patrice Berger, NU honors program
director. "I think it's fair to say that all members of the academic
community at Bellevue West contributed to the success of Lindsay. We
certainly benefit from the work they have done to prepare her for a
challenging curriculum in the honors program at the University of
EDITORS: Moeser and Seim will be available for interviews after the awards presentation.
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