Monday, November 24, 2008


HHS Junior Forrest Miller has been given a Skip Bean Democratic Citizen Award. The nominating statement said: "Forrest is an exemplary Council member whose opinions are truly a pleasure to hear and consider. He is extremely thoughtful, and is one of the most level-headed Council members currently serving in any capacity. His statements in each Council meeting are always very well thought out, and always provide extra depth to each and every discussion. He is a strong leader and a good example of a democratic citizen."

HHS's Council, the governing body of the school, sponsors the Skip Bean award for a person or group in the school or community who furthers the purposes and ideals of a democratic school. This award is named in honor of Linwood H. (Skip) Bean, Jr., Associate Principal of Hanover High School from 1970 to 1997. Mr. Bean was a “founding father” of The Council and an outspoken advocate for and supporter of democracy at HHS. Any member of the school community may nominate someone at any time by writing a short statement for Council approval. The award-winner receives a bag of beans -- jelly, coffee, etc. -- and the statements about the winners are posted on the bulletin board and kept in an album.