Victor R. Swenson AwardRecognizing 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.