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Randolph accepting nominations for Science Teaching Award

Randolph College is now accepting nominees for the Science Teaching Award from Randolph (STAR).

Introduced in 2020 as part of the College’s SciFest, the award honors a high school science teacher who exhibits excellence in the teaching of science and contributes significantly to the lives of students, providing inspirational guidance and encouragement.

The deadline for nominations is at midnight on Monday, Feb. 22.

Three finalists will be chosen from among the nominees, and the winner receives a $1,500 stipend, as well as an additional $1,000 unrestricted grant for his or her department.

Nominees must be full or part-time teachers at a public or private school in Region 2000, which includes the city of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Nelson.

Nominationswhich may come from administrators, colleagues, parents, students, or the teachers themselvesmust include a letter outlining the nominee’s qualifications, a resume or CV, at least three letters of recommendation, and no more than five supporting documents.

Angela Beasley, who teaches biotechnology, forensics science, and pharmacy technician courses at the Susie G. Gibson Science & Technology Center in Bedford, was the inaugural winner of the SciFest STAR in 2020.

The 2021 winner will be announced during SciFest in late March.

More information and a link to the submission form can be found at http://randolphscience.org/scifeststar. Any questions can be sent to scifest@randolphcollege.edu.

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