LSMSA’s Leah Lentz, co-director of the College Counseling Center, has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2018 Yale Educator Award.
The Yale Educator Recognition Program recognizes outstanding educators from around the world who support and inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Of this year’s 371 nominees, who represent 42 states and 12 countries, 59 teachers and 28 counselors were selected to receive the award. Matriculating students are invited to nominate high school educators, and a committee of Yale admissions officers reviews each nomination individually and designates recipients. In September, the winners were sent engraved desk sets and congratulatory letters, and administrators of high schools were notified of their achievement.
Yale is a top research university with a unique emphasis on undergraduate liberal arts education. All 5,800 undergraduate students enroll in Yale College, which offers more than 80 majors and hundreds of opportunities to conduct groundbreaking research. Undergraduates at Yale come from all 50 states and more than 70 foreign countries. More than 16% of Yale students will be the first in their families to complete a four-year degree, and 45% are US Citizens or Permanent Residents who identify as members of a minority group. The Yale Admissions Office attributes the exceptional quality of the Yale student body to educators like those chosen for the 2018 Yale Educator Award, who shape their students long before they attend Yale.
For more information on the College Counseling Center, visit http://www.LSMSA.edu/CollegeCounseling.