HHS science teacher is state nominee

Scott O’Hare of Hillsboro High School was one of 11 science teachers in Kansas to be nominated for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest honor.

The awards are presented to educators who show a high degree of knowledge, innovation, skill and leadership. Elementary and secondary educators are recognized in alternating years. This year, secondary educators are being recognized.

“Scott is very deserving of this nomination and represented USD 410 very well at this event,” said Max Heinrichs, USD 410 superintendent.

Four state finalists were announced during the awards ceremony in conjunction with the 2017 Kansas Excel­lence in Math and Science Teaching Conference at Hutchin­son Community College. The June 12-14 conference was hosted by the Kansas State Department of Education.

More than 100 science and math educators from across Kansas attended the event, which featured math and science presentations and workshops delivered by leading Kansas educators.

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