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Teacher's Love of Shakespeare Wins Her a High 5

Teacher's Love of Shakespeare Wins Her a High 5

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(KSL News) A junior high school teacher in Sunset is teaching students to answer the question, "To be or not to be" in the affirmative.

In fact, her love of Shakespeare is contagious.

Sherry Meibos is one of those unforgettable teachers whose passion for the subject she teaches seems to infect everyone around her. She's been passing along her love of Shakespeare since 1965.

For that, she got a High 5 this morning. Sherry was nominated by her husband, Ray.

"Sherry has spent a lifetime teaching and has done some great work here, and most of the time right here at Sunset Junior High," he said. "Through the years, she and Carla Hupp have come up with a program where they memorize lines from Shakespeare. Then they have the kids act out the play."

Carla Hupp told us, "This program has affected every ninth grader in this building since we started this program these many years ago. In the last five years it's grown even more, so that it encompasses the commons area and the band, and the kids come up with their own costumes. It's a great program, and it makes these children love Romeo and Juliet in a way they couldn't just by reading it."

Sherry said, "I love teaching. I always wanted to teach. It's been lovely, and the students are great."

If you'd like to nominate someone for a High 5, follow the link on this page.

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