Harris, Nissen recognized for achievement

WARRENSBURG - Two students at Warrensburg Central School have recently been recognized both for their academic work and their contribution to the school community, school officials said this week.

Warrensburg High School Senior Morgan Harris, daughter of George and Lucy Harris of Warrensburg, was nominated for the award by Harris' Advanced Placement English Teacher, Karen VanDusen, who praised her abilities and activities at the school.

"Morgan is an extremely talented young lady," VanDusen said. "She is not only a gifted writer, but also a talented artist."

VanDusen noted that Harris painted scenery for last year's play, 42nd Street, helped create the PRIDE wall at the high school, and adorned the walls of the Elementary nurse's office and the Head Start classroom with her artwork.

"Morgan's art work is a gift that will be with us long after she has graduated," VanDusen said.

Fourth grader Mariah Nissen, the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Nissen of Warrensburg, was nominated by her homeroom teacher, Carolyn Cyr, for the recent award.

"Mariah is a truly self-motivated learner," Cyr said. "In class, she is attentive and determined to do her best work."

Cyr said Mariah's interest in learning extends well beyond completing assignments given in class.

"Mariah also contributes so much to the class with her science reports," Cyr said. "Her interest in learning sets a fine example in my classroom."

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