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Teacher deserves praise for an outstanding job

The Sept. 22 News story about the Houghton Academy Math team winning the Buffalo City Schools Middle School Math League trophy was an outstanding piece of journalism. Thank you for bringing this to the attention of everyone in this area.

I am bothered, however, by the fact that I seem to be the only person motivated to write a letter expressing my congratulations to teacher Keith Wiley for his outstanding accomplishment.

I live in Amherst, where achievements like this seem to happen more often and are taken pretty much in stride. I can only hope that others realize the significance of what Wiley has accomplished – that one good, dedicated teacher can change everything, providing a source of hope and inspiration for students who want to learn.

I congratulate Wiley on creating an environment where his students can excel.

Jerry S. Kelly

Amherst