By Andrew Lee
Kay Carlson, middle school math teacher, was presented the third annual Carolyn and Marion Hays Award last Wednesday at the first faculty staff meeting.
The award was endowed by the family and friends of Carolyn and Marion Hays. Marion Hays was a teacher, dorm head and Assistant Headmaster at Harvard School from 1944 to 1970.
This award is made in memory of him and his wife who were an integral part of school life.
The Hays Award was endowed by their sons, alumni of the school.
The Hays Award is presented annually to a member of the faculty or staff who epitomizes âloyal and dedicated service to the school; friendliness, good humor and encouragement; patience and thoughtful consideration for all members of the school community.â
The award is selected by the head master of the school, and there is also a $5,000 cash award given to the winner.
âI was quite surprised to be selected as this yearâs recipient of the Marion Hays Award,â Carlson said. âI had no idea that I had been selected until Mr. Hudnut said my name at the opening staff meeting. I am extremely flattered and honored to be chosen.â
Past recipients include middle school history and foregin languge teacher John Corsello in 2005 and Vice-President of Harvard-Westlake John Amato in 2004.