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Broadwell earns theater educators award

Willsboro teacher Derrick Hopkins, left, stands with Superintendent Stephen Broadwell, who received the NYSTEA Administrator of the Year Award.

Willsboro teacher Derrick Hopkins, left, stands with Superintendent Stephen Broadwell, who received the NYSTEA Administrator of the Year Award.

— Broadwell said programs such as drama offer educational opportunities for students outside the classroom.

“One thing we have to do is look at priorities, and theater is a great learning experience for our young actors and actresses,” he said. “Having learning experiences is the number one priority. It is a venue where they can learn outside the classroom, from acting on the stage to the people up in the balcony running the lights and the stage crew. A lot of students have an equal share of the work in putting it all together.”

Overall, Broadwell said that the arts program at Willsboro is “something we are very proud of.”

Broadwell received the award at a special presentation in New York City Oct. 5 by NYSTEA.

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