The National Honors Society (NHS) class of 2014 has selected Chemistry 1 and AP Chemistry 2 teacher, Steven Appier as teacher of the year.
“You know I think the simplest way to put it is that I feel honored,” Appier said. “We don’t do this for the accolades, we do this because we love working with kids, it’s something that we enjoy. But, it’s nice to be recognized, let’s be honest. And to have it be from the students themselves, that really makes it special.”
Each year, the already inducted NHS members vote for one teacher in the school to receive teacher of the year. Appier said with it being his first time to receive teacher of the year from NHS in his 27 years of teaching, he was shocked.
“He was my tutor sophomore year for chemistry,” senior NHS member Alex Maday, who voted for Appier, said. “I didn’t even have him as a teacher which shows how dedicated he is to students in the science department.”