FTHS Teacher & Student Honored As Essay Contest Winners

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FREEHOLD – A Freehold Township High School teacher has been selected the winner of a local essay contest after being nominated by one of her students.

Diana Shein and her student Alyssa Bernstein will be recognized at a ceremony on April 17 as the winners of the local My Favorite Teacher essay contest hosted by Barnes & Noble.

Bernstein nominated Shein as her favorite teacher in a written piece describing how she has influenced her life and why she appreciates and admires her.

“I am honored to be recognized as my student’s favorite teacher. I have been teaching in the Workplace Training Program for five years and Alyssa has been my student for two years. I am so happy for Alyssa to be chosen for the essay she submitted,” said Shein. “I can’t wait to hear what she wrote at the upcoming ceremony. My family, students, colleagues and friends will be there. I am lucky to have the opportunity to teach amazing young adults.”

Bernstein will be receiving a certificate of recognition at the upcoming ceremony and Shein will receive a special award recognizing her achievement. While this essay contest was local, the winning teachers have a chance to become a regional winner as well.