Students weren't the only ones being celebrated at Saturday's high school graduation.
Just before the armada of seniors stepped onstage to earn their degrees, Jackson Hole High School Principal Scott Crisp honored two winners of the educator of the year award. Usually, the student-selected commendation only goes to one high school staffer, but given the weird, taxing year, a pair of folks won.
Students selected nurse Beth Shidner as the first recipient. School nurses around the district have picked up a heavy load this year as contact tracing and other pandemic precautions added to their already busy workloads.
They also choose English and literature teacher Jess Tuchscherer for the award. Tuchscherer elicited a wave of applause from the students as he stepped up to receive his award.