This spring, Sydney Pich, who just finished her junior year at The Fulton School at St. Albans, nominated history and music teacher Brian Elder for the Barnes & Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest.”
In late May, Pich and Elder attended a special reception at a local B&N bookstore, where they both received recognition certificates. For the contest, students were asked to write an essay/poem/letter on how a teacher has influenced their lives.
Pich wrote to Elder, “I want to thank you for teaching me to believe. Because after everything, all the hours spent practicing and writing and performing, you have. You taught me faith.”