Sullivan North High School math teacher Carolyn Hamilton won the 2013 Key of Honor, which was presented to her July 7 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Photo by David Grace.
KINGSPORT — Veteran Sullivan North High School math teacher Carolyn Hamilton has received the highest honor Key Club International bestows on teachers.
Hamilton won the 2013 Key of Honor, which was presented to her July 7 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The Key of Honor recognizes individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty in serving the youth of our nation. It is not awarded every year but only in years when Key officials believe deserving individuals are identified. The Kentucky-Tennessee District’s Hamilton and a teacher from California won the award.
Hamilton began her teaching career in 1979 in Knoxville, taught at North from 1981 to 2001, taught three years at Gate City High School and then returned to North. That works out to about 34 years minus a little off time for maternity leave.
Hamilton has supported Key Club’s youth, including time as a Key Club faculty adviser for more than 20 years, including three years at Gate City High School and the rest of the time at Sullivan North High.Read more in the Monday print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.