'I don't feel I'm worthy': Karen Huntsman surprises first two education award winners

Spanish Fork • Several years ago, some of J. Merrill Hallam’s students joked that they were planning to toilet paper their teacher’s home.
Hallam responded in kind, joking that he would pay them each a visit “with a shovel” to dole out justice, keeping the threat cryptic.
Since then, the Spanish Fork Junior High teacher has kept a tongue-in-cheek list with the names of rabble-rousing pupils written on the handle of a shovel kept in his biology classroom.
But one shovel may no longer be enough…