Additionally, please see the announcement made at the Highland BOE meeting by the Assistant Superintendent, Mr. William Zimmer:
It is important that we celebrate accomplishments of not only our students, but also our faculty and staff. I’d like to highlight a special Husky point of pride for our district – High School Chemistry teacher, Chris Sgro. Last April, Chris Sgro was named as the recipient of the Mid-Hudson chapter of the American Chemical Society’s “Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching” award for 2022. Soon after receiving that recognition, Mr. Sgro was then nominated for the regional award, which is intended to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the northeastern United States. To quote an email I received from the awards committee chair, “After reviewing his nomination materials, Christopher is far and away our top choice for this prestigious award.” I am thrilled to inform you that Christopher Sgro has been chosen to be the 2022 American Chemical Society Excellence in High School Teaching Award Winner. The award was presented to Mr. Sgro on October 3rd at the American Chemical Society’s Northeast Regional Meeting in Rochester, NY. Presentation of plaque: Mr. Sgro, it is with great pleasure that we celebrate your accomplishments. On behalf of Board of Education, district administration, you colleagues, and mostly importantly – your students, please accept this plaque to commemorate your accomplishments. Once again, congratulations to Chris Sgro for receiving this esteemed award.
Chris Sgro (center) with Joel Freer, Highland High School Superintendent (left) and William Zimmer, Assistant Superintendent (right)
Chris Sgro (center) with Wayne Jones, Jr. on the left (Chris' former advisor) and Dr. Tysoe on the right (Head of the Selection Committee) at the Northeast Regional Meeting
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The Chemistry Club at SUNY New Paltz is looking for ideas for outings that are chemistry, or at least science, related. They are looking for things like tours of manufacturing plants or other facilities/locations, learning about career/academic opportunities in chemistry/science, and are also open to visiting sites of historical significance in chemistry. They would like to keep travel time below 1.5 hours, one way, if possible. If any members of the Mid-Hudson section are currently employed in industry and could offer a site visit it would be greatly appreciated, and we are excited to hear suggestions of other activities.
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