Victor R. Swenson Award

Recognizing an outstanding humanities educator

Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award

With this award, the Vermont Humanities Council recognizes an educator in grades 6 through 12 who:

  • Inspires his or her students and encourages in them intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning
  • Possesses extraordinary knowledge, ability, and accomplishment in the teaching of language, literature, history, social studies, or other humanities fields
  • Exhibits infectious enthusiasm for his/her subject and learning in general
  • Embodies a commitment to the highest standards of achievement, for him/herself and students

The award and $1,000 prize are presented at our Annual Fall Conference in November. To learn more about the award, call Linda Wrazen at (802) 262-1357.

2016 Award Winner: Joyce Yoo Babbitt, Browns River Middle School

Babbitt has been librarian at Browns River Middle School for fourteen years. A unanimous choice for the Swenson Award, Babbitt has combined exceptional enthusiasm for teaching with technical proficiency and a sense of fun to create an inspired learning environment at her school.

Read more about Joyce Yoo Babbitt.