May 26, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-- Four secondary-school teachers who challenged, inspired and moved members of the Class of 2002 will receive the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards at Senior Class Exercises at 2p.m. on Saturday, May 25, during Commencement Weekend. The Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Award recognizes teachers and counselors who have been important in the lives of Amherst students.

The awards this year will go to :

-Stephen Farrell, an English teacher at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn. (nominated by Emily Lobsenz);

-Helen Crowley Foucault ’85, an English and history teacher at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Ill. (nominated by David Choffnes);

-Richard Gusick, a history teacher at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Penn. (nominated by Carolyn Johnson); and

-Lori Morin, an English teacher at Holyoke High School in Holyoke, Mass. (nominated by Jonathan Tisdell).

This is the sixth year that Amherst has presented the award, which is accompanied by a cash prize. The awards are chosen by a committee of seniors, faculty and staff from nominations submitted by graduating seniors.