Students, teachers to be recognized

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, but finding a way to utilize it can be the difficult part.

Some students took the extra initiative and now are being honored in Del Mar College’s 65th annual Recognition Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. April 21 at Richardson Performance Hall on East Campus.

The college will honor individuals listed in “Who’s Who Among Community College Students,” the College’s Outstanding Academic Students in each department, East and West Campus Teachers of the Year and also the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees.

There are 150 students to be honored this year, with 10 nominated for the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors students can earn at Del Mar. To be elected students must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

The honorees are nominated by staff, faculty and other students as well. The faculty notices the students who apply themselves for their scholarships, leaderships and participation in student organizations, by networking and interacting with one another. Members of the faculty are the ones who submit the student’s name if they are Hall of Fame material.

The college also recognizes Teachers of the Year from both East and West campuses. This year the DMC student body nominated 127 teachers; however, only two teachers will receive the top honor.

It’s always nice when someone takes the time to recognize a person’s hard work and efforts to reach their goals in life. Even if one feels their time and effort is unnoticed or pointless, keep trying, you never know who’s going to notice.

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