Three Bucyrus students selected as BEST Award recipients

Three Bucyrus students selected as BEST Award recipients
Posted on 05/29/2015

Students 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 Shannon Henize.

"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 anything.”

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."