By Haley F.
Some people walk through your life for a long time, and you don’t notice. But some people walk through your life quickly, and they make a huge impact. While many of the students at Blach have only known Mrs. Honigman for one or two years, they all see the impact she has made at our school and in the lives of many of our students.
Tragically, after a critical illness of three months, Mrs. Honigman passed away on Monday, April 23, surrounded by her loved ones. Her family, her friends, her colleagues, and her students are heart broken.
Mrs. Honigman was born in Duluth, Minnesota. Growing up there with both a brother and a sister, Mrs. Honigman was homeschooled through fourth grade as a result of a serious head injury she received as a child. After graduating from high school, Mrs. Honigman then went to the University of Colorado at Boulder.
She developed the amazing leadership program we have at Blach along with Mrs. MacKenzie and Mr. Maye,and has helped plan the school trip to Washington DC for many years. Many teachers only teach for about 25-30 years, but Mrs. Honigman spent forty-four years of her life teaching in the Los Altos School District. This doesn’t include the generous amount of time she spent in the leadership and yearbook classes at Blach after her retirement.
Her hard work has been present in the school dances, fun fridays, yearbook, and throughout many other activities held at Blach.
Mrs. Honigman will be greatly missed, and positively remembered by everyone at Blach. A celebration of her life will be held at Blach Middle School on Saturday morning, June 2, 2018 at 10:30.