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Teacher of the year gets handcrafted desk


The Mercer County School Board made an unannounced but special visit today at a local elementary school.

James Suroski won Mercer County teacher of the year for 2018. The School Board presented James with the teacher of the year desk. The staff kept the presentation a secret from James and his entire class.

"I didn't know it was happening," James said. "I knew we had an assembly. When I showed up and saw the news crews, I knew what was going on."

One person who didn't know about the desk presentation was his wife, Laura Suroski. 

"I'm so proud of him," Laura said. "I knew big things were going to happen for him after he completed student teaching 5 years ago. He's a natural."

Mercer County School Board has given each Teacher of the Year honoree a handcrafted desk, for the past 30 years. 

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