The University will honor four secondary school teachers with Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Awards and $1200 checks during Commencement Week. Two women and two men will receive the awards at a reception and dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club June 12.
Chosen for "their significant impact on their students," the teachers were selected from a list of nominees submitted by Harvard seniors.
The four to be honored are: Gordon G. Bensley, art teacher at Phillips Academy, Andover; Mrs. Florence L. Elder mathematics teacher at West Hempstead, N.Y.; Miss Helen Green-wood, English teacher at Lamar Senior High School, Houston, Texas; and Arne H. Gronningsater, English teacher at Riverdale Country School in New York City.
The Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Awards have been presented annually for three years. A Faculty Committee on Teaching as a Career made the selection; money for the Award comes from a fund set up by an anonymous donor.