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Two HCS Teachers Nominated for National History Day® Teacher of the Year

Adam Powley, a teacher at HCS Early College High School, and Michael Macheski, a teacher at St.  James Middle School, were nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award in the senior and junior divisions of the National History Day (NHD) National Contest. Patricia Behring sponsors the award in recognition of the pivotal role teachers play in the lives of students.

Each of the 58 National History Day affiliates may nominate one high school and middle school teacher for this award. Mr. Powley is the senior division nominee from South Carolina, and Michael Macheski is the junior division nominee from South Carolina. All nominees will receive $500 as a result of their nominations. Every nominee is a teacher who demonstrates a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest.

The national winner will be selected by a committee of experienced teachers and historians and announced on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the National History Day National Contest Awards Ceremony to be held virtually due to COVID-19. The winner will receive a $10,0000 award. Nominees’ work must clearly illustrate the development and use of creative teaching methods that engage students in history and help them make exciting discoveries about the past.

Posted: April 21, 2021