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Abingdon Teacher Receives "Super Teacher" Award

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Published on May 14, 2012

Steve Ahn, science teacher at Abingdon High School, has been selected as one of eight educators statewide to receive the 2012 Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award.

Steve Ahn was awarded today in a surprise presentation at the school in front of students, faculty and special guests. The award, sponsored by the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia PTA and Virginia-based The Supply Room Companies, consists of a cash prize of $2,000 and an additional $2,000 classroom credit from The Supply Room Companies. In addition to the wonderful classroom supplies and cash prizes, this year, all eight winning Super Teacher schools will receive a dynamic Science Museum of Virginia educational experience to be fulfilled during the 2012-2013 school year!

The Lottery received nearly 1,200 Super Teacher nominations statewide and a total of 45 in the Abingdon sales area. Steve Ahn is the second of eight public school teachers to receive the Super Teacher Award for 2012. Six more surprise presentations will occur this spring, and each winner represents one of eight geographic regions of the state.

Glenna Holmes, a co-worker, nominated Steve Ahn because, "Mr. Ahn truly makes learning something his students want to do, and they don't even realize it." In her nomination essay, Glenna Holmes also praises his initiative to start and organize an extracurricular activity for students. She wrote, "He has organized Appalachian Teen Trekkers, which is an experiential educational organization centered on service and adventure. He had 30 members last year and 160+ this year."

Watch the video to find out what makes Steve Ahn a Super Teacher!

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