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Former Lawrence High School teacher wins national mentorship award

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Stephen Sullivan, who taught anthropology and history and oversaw behavioral science research at Lawrence High School for 31 years, and is now the science research director at Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, won the 2019 Nancy Roelker Mentorship Award as chosen by the American Historical Association.

The award was established in 1991 in tribute to Nancy Lyman Roelker (1915 to 1993), to honor her career and concern for students. It honors teachers of history who taught, guided and inspired their students in a way that changed their lives. A cash award of $1,000 accompanies the award.

Sullivan said that the award is based mostly on his three decades at Lawrence High, mentoring students and motivating them to excel academically as well as enter and do well in national science and social science competitions.

A reception and presentation ceremony will be held on Jan. 3 at the Sheraton New York at the AHA’s 134th annual meeting Jan. 3 to 6. For more information, go to www.historians.org.