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Mitchell science teacher earns national award



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MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A Mitchell science teacher has been recognized with a national award.

The Daily Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1S7n0pd ) that Julie Olson was one of six educators chosen to receive the Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award during the National Science Teachers Association national convention. Olson teaches at Second Chance High/Mitchell High School in Mitchell.

The award recognizes excellence and innovation in the field of science education by K-12 teachers who have a passion for education and continued professional development.

Olson will receive her award in July at the NSTA National Congress on Science Education in Denver.

The award includes a $1,000 cash prize, a plaque and up to $1,000 in expenses for the conference. The NTSA says she will also get the opportunity to present at Congress this summer.

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Information from: The Daily Republic, http://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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