Citizen of the Year

Left to right: Sally's colleagues from Wayne State College Dr. Mary Kuchta, Dr. Jenny Langdon, Mark Harms (son of Alan and Sally Harms), Sally Harms, Alan Harms, Staci Jensen (wrote one of the nomination letters), and her husband Randy Jensen.

Every year, Wisner’s Lion’s Club accepts nominations from members of the community and then votes on the nominees. This year, at their annual Ladies Night and Citizens of the Year banquet, the honor was bestowed to Dr. Sally Harms.

Dr. Harms received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been a professor in Science department at Wayne State College for the past 22 years. She is active on the state and national science teachers’ boards, has served on the National Science Teachers Association Board of Directors, and also has served president of the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science.

Harms is the third science teacher in a row to win Citizen of the year. Past recipients Norman Weber and Larry Bachman taught science at Wisner- Pilger high school.

While science and teaching is a big part of Dr. Harm’s life, and she is very active in the community, she was nominated because of her passionate work with students through the Teammates mentoring program in Wisner-Pilger.

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