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Previous students honored two Western Reserve Academy teachers earlier this month through Stanford University’s Teacher Tribute Initiative, reports the Hudson Hub Times. The initiative enables incoming freshmen at Stanford University to recognize teachers or mentors that have had an overall impact on their life.

Nick Sovich chose to nominate science and math teacher Anthony Baldridge while Erin Cohen nominated history teacher Diccon Ong. Both teachers were pleasantly surprised with the honor.

The initiative is a positive reinforcement for students and teachers. Ong explained, “It is admittedly rewarding to discover that one’s efforts were of sufficient impact to lead a former student to publicly declare their gratitude.”

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