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Willsboro teaching duo earns national arts honor

Willsboro teachers Derrick Hopkins and Jennifer Moore.

Willsboro teachers Derrick Hopkins and Jennifer Moore.

— The duo work together on the elementary and high school musicals as well as various other programs throughout the year, like the musical tour by the Willsboro Academy students in 2013.

“We have an energy, we are able to feed off each other and we are not afraid to try different things,” Hopkins said.

“Derrick always wants to try new things and keep growing and we all feed off that,” Moore said. “I teach what I want to learn and surround myself with as many different artists as I can. We get a lot of guests to come by not only to give the kids a sense of the bigger picture but to keep us inspired.”

“They do such an unbelievable job working with the students and they are very worthy of the recognition,” Broadwell said. “I am excited for both of them and proud of their hard work and commitment. They are a great team.”

Hopkins and Moore will be presented with their award at a later date.

The National High School Heart of the Arts Award was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive heart of the arts that represent the core mission of education-based activities. This is the first year that the National High School Heart of the Arts Award has been offered.

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