and teachers from across Crawford County gathered for the annual BEST
Awards May 6. This year’s ceremony, sponsored by the Crawford County
Business/Education Advisory Council and Crawford County business, was
hosted at Crestline High School.
2015 Bucyrus Secondary School recipients included senior Austin
Williams and junior Rebekkah Amerine. Senior Justice Dye, a Bucyrus
student enrolled at Pioneer Career and Technology Center, was also
selected as a recipient representing Pioneer. Awards were given to
students that have shown outstanding levels of effort, responsibility,
perseverance, trustworthiness, and citizenship; traits most employers
seek in future employees.
Students were permitted to select one educator who has been
especially inspirational in furthering their educational goals. Williams
selected middle school teacher Kevin Boggs and Amerine selected high
school teacher Heath Sager, while Dye selected high school teacher
"Mr. Boggs has been there for me since sixth grade," Williams said.
"He's helped me through many educational challenges and has been a big
reason for my academic success."
"Mr. Sager has always helped me decide what I want to do," Amerine
said. "He's always been there for me throughout my middle school and
high school careers."
"I had Mrs. Henize the first two years in high school, and every day I
walked in to class she was just really happy," Dye said. If I was
having a bad day, she talked to me and helped me through the problems I
experienced. She’s hands on and was willing to help me through
Both Austin and Rebekkah felt honored to be selected as the two
representatives for the BEST Awards from the entire Bucyrus High School
student body. Justice felt accomplished as one of two selected from all
the students at Pioneer Career and Technology Center.
"Being selected made me feel accomplished," Justice said. "I worked
really hard to maintain a 4.0 grade point average, and I finally got
noticed for it, and I was really happy."
"Being selected showed me that people do recognize all the hard work I
do," Amerine said. "It was really cool to be a part of such a small
group receiving recognition."
Secondary School Assistant Principal Jay Dennison is extremely proud
of both students. "Students are nominated for their good citizenship and
academics. They are the ones that do the right things but don't always
get the recognition they deserve. I believe these awards are a nice way
of publicly recognizing them for all they do at BSS."