LOS ANGELES (Aug. 6, 2015) - James Carmicle, an English teacher at Hollywood High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District, addressed more than 1,500 students and parents at the National Society of High School Scholars’ annual event on Saturday, Aug. 1 at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Carmicle, a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction and the scholars’ 2011 Educator of the Year, encouraged the students to “find something in life that makes you happy, and just do it.”
Students were asked to nominate a single educator who made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award, named after Nobel, the scholars’ co-founder and chairman, recognizes teacher role models who have made a difference by encouraging students to strive for excellence.
"Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation," said James Lewis president of the scholars’ group. "We're excited to provide an ongoing means to do so, and we encourage our members to nominate teachers who have contributed to their academic success."
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