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Retired Teacher's hard work pays off

by Amberlee Rost

February 08, 2011

The saying hard work pays off, can be applied in many different circumstances. For recently retired Bill Roberts, it applies to his teaching.

At this year’s Chamber of Commerce event, Roberts received the lifetime achievement of education award. The agriculture teacher retired after a long career at Marshfield R-I.

“I thought he was very deserving,” said current agriculture teacher Kyle Whittaker

Whittaker had the privilege of presenting the award to Roberts. But to present the award, he had to find a way to convince Roberts to even show up.With Robert’s humble personality, he wouldn’t come to receive an award that was for himself.

            “He never seeks recognition,” explained Whittaker.

            To convince Roberts to even attend the event, they told him he would be presenting the award to Whittaker and once everything had been said and done, he was completely surprised.

            Roberts was very grateful for the award and many would agree that he deserved it.

            His dedication to teaching showed in his successful students and proved that he was not just a teacher, but more of a role model.


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