COLCHESTER, Vt. -- North Middlesex Regional High School teacher Jason Bielik was selected as an Unsung Hero in the Saint Michael's College Teacher Recognition Program.

"Through this program we honor those teachers who provide their students with the academic skills and moral support necessary to be successful in post-secondary pursuits," said Jerry Flanagan, Saint Michael's vice president for Admission and Enrollment Management.

Bielik was nominated by Abby Hans, who is a graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School and a current first-year student at Saint Michael's College.

Hans said of Bielik, "Mr. Bielik is an exceptional teacher of music. He has taught me more than just reading music and playing what's on the page; he has taught me how to express myself through music. I consider myself thoroughly blessed to have a teacher who is both a brilliant instructor and a passionate musician."

"We feel very fortunate to have Abby Hans as a member of our community," Flanagan said. "I hope that the best and brightest from North Middlesex Regional High School will continue to come to Saint Michael's College," he added.