CARMEL VALLEY — Canyon Crest Academy Math Teacher Brian Shay was named a Teacher of the Year and Torrey Pines High School Graduating Senior Negin Behzadian, was named a Student of the Year, at the Summa Summit on June 8.
Summa Education honored local high school students, teachers and a counselor who epitomize educational excellence. Summa Education will fund the following cash and sponsorships to the following recipients:
— Summit Student Award: Negin Behzadian, graduating senior at Torrey Pines High School (attending Stanford this fall) as well as Juniors Jason Ge and Cameron Ramos of Westview High School, and Reece Akana, graduating senior at Olympian High School (attending Harvard this fall). These students who demonstrated high academic achievement, exceptional leadership, and have contributed in a unique way to the community, were awarded honorariums.
— Summit Teacher Awards, Humanities and Sciences: Brian Shay, math teacher at Canyon Crest Academy, was named STEM Teacher of the Year, and Stephanie Tanaka, Westview English teacher, was named Humanities Teacher of the Year. These teachers, who were recognized for their genuine and exceptional commitment to their students, classrooms and community, were awarded honorariums for the benefit of their classrooms.