Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
MIDVALE — A student and teacher at Hillcrest High were recently recognized at a conference that aims to support people with disabilities and those who work with them.
JoAnn Plant, a special education teacher who works with students with high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome, and Peter Conder, a senior at Hillcrest, were chosen as Educator of the Year and Student of the Year, respectively, at the statewide 2014 Family Links Conference.
Plant teaches students academic, life, social and organizational skills and was recognized for her communication skills with students and parents, according to Canyons School District.
Conder was honored for his involvement in mainstream activities and academic improvement, a news release from the district said. He takes several mainstream classes and participates in concert choir and the percussion ensemble group at Hillcrest.
In December, he performed in seven different concerts, including performances at Temple Square and in “Forgotten Carols.”
- Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park...
- 5 places your money might be hiding
- Top 7 money-saving tips for summer travel
- Teen who spends his nights taking care of his...
- Herbert says Sec. Jewell offered assurances...
- Police: Body of man missing since March found
- Oldest giraffe in North America dies at Hogle...
- Zion's Hidden Canyon Trail to close for...
- Are Utahns tiring of Mitt Romney... 97
- Utah and 10 states sue Obama... 39
- Teacher on leave after telling students... 32
- Herbert says Sec. Jewell offered... 18
- National conservative group backs... 18
- Hatch steadfast in holding up Supreme... 17
- South Jordan's FrontRunner-oriented... 10
- Utah lawsuit challenges porn filter fees 9