The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Heidi Zemach
For The LOG 

Tyler credits SHS teacher for prestigious Stanford award


Stanford University

Tyler Haddow stands with his award beside Seward High School teacher Dan Marshall, and some of the Stanford University faculty.

Tyler Scott Haddow, a 2009 Seward High School graduate attending Stanford University was recognized April 26 with the university's J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement. All 25 students in his graduating class won the award got to invite the secondary school teacher that they felt most influenced their later scholastic performance, and that teacher was flown to California by the university to attend the award presentation. Haddow picked Dan Marshall, a longtime SHS English and drama teacher who is known for encouraging in-depth interpretation of classic literature in his English classes, for the school's polished drama class performances every year and as the school's track coach. His class presents their spring production, "Arsenic and Old Lace," at 7 p.m. May 6-8.

Tyler, 22, is majoring in philosophy. After graduating from high school in 2009, he took a year off school to do volunteer work in Chicago before getting into Stanford. In the fall, he'll start graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley.

High School Principal Trevan Walker often likes to point out at small schools the size of Seward High, students get to know their teachers extremely well as they often take repeated classes and after-school activities with them over the course of the four years they are there.


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