Two Waynesville High School teachers were honored by Yale University with excellence awards.

Mr. Gary Young and Mr. Mike Armstrong of Waynesville High School received the 2012 Yale Educator Award from the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions. They were nominated for this prestigious award by Sara Miller, a former Waynesville High School student and current Yale student.

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 274 nominees, who represent 33 states and 12 countries, 50 teachers and 40 counselors were selected to receive the award. Young and Armstrong each received a desk set and a congratulatory letter.

The Yale Admissions Office attributes the exceptional quality of the Yale student body to educators like these, who shape their students long before they attend Yale, and would like to thank these and all educators for ongoing efforts in motivating and supporting their students.