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National math teacher finalists from area

By Jelani Yancey

Cathy Wilber, a third grade teacher at West Elementary School, and Nancy Shreve, a first grade teacher at Central Elementary School, are state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. They are finalists in the mathematics category.

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teaching. They are presented to educators who show a high degree of knowledge, innovation, skill and leadership.

Kansas had 13 mathematics nominees and 11 science nominees. Each of the state finalists receives a $500 award and will go on to compete for a national finalist title. Two educators from each state, one in mathematics and one in science, may be named national finalists next spring. Each of the national finalists will receive an award of $10,000.

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