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Six High School Teachers Receive Clarkson University Award

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Six high school teachers who have made an impact on thelives of graduating Clarkson University seniors received the Inspirational High School Teaching Award during Clarkson's Commencement Weekend Activities.

The six recipients of this year's award are: John Ruh, history teacher, West Seneca West Senior High School, East Aurora, N.Y.; Carl Ciemniewski, physics teacher, Middlebury High School, Middlebury, Vt.; Ronald Faraci, mathematics teacher, General Douglas MacArthur HighSchool, Levittown, N.Y.; Roy Slater, technology education teacher, Somers High School, Somers, Conn.; Robert Smith, history teacher, Nipmuc Regional High School, Mendon, Mass.; and George Stoughton ,calculus teacher, Camden High School, Camden, N.Y.

This is the ninth year that Clarkson University recognized some of these exceptional teachers who have influenced the lives of Clarkson students. Six people who taught members of Clarkson's class of 1997 received the Inspirational High School Teaching Award.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The University has 2,670 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in its schools of Business, Engineering, Science, and Liberal Arts, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

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