WMS selects Jerry Goodman Honor Award recipients
Jerry Goodman was the Watervliet Middle School counselor for 17 years. He passed away in 2005 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. During his years at WMS he was always available for students and spent many hours helping students with social, behavioral, and academic issues. Jerry was a firm believer in Asset Building, a program promoting positive values, positive identity, a commitment to learning, and the empowerment of students. The Jerry Goodman Honor Award has been established in memory of Mr. Goodman to recognize an 8th grade male student and female student who best reflect the characteristics that he encouraged in students throughout his career. For the Class of 2024, Abigail Lomoro and Jacob Schaefer are the winners of the Jerry Goodman Honor Award. Criteria for selecting the Jerry Goodman Honor Award recipients are high academics or the improvement of academics, high personal character, community service or giving of one’s self, variety of extra-curricular participation, and citizenship. The entire WMS staff votes for the 8th Grade Jerry Goodman Honor Award.