Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Awards

In 1997, Amherst College instituted the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Awards program to honor outstanding high school teachers and to express appreciation for the profession of teaching. At Commencement, the awards are presented to three outstanding secondary school teachers who challenged, inspired, and moved members of the graduating class.

The recipients are chosen by a committee of students, faculty, and staff from nominations submitted by graduating seniors, and are invited to Amherst as guests of the College.

The awards are named for Zephaniah Swift Moore, the first president of the college, and his wife Phebe.