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Bar News - July 21, 2006

Educators Active in LRE Recognized for Excellence


The New Hampshire Excellence in


David Alcox, Social Studies Teacher of the Year (center, Milford High School), Krystal Barry, Miss New Hampshire, front; back, left to right: Ken Relihan, NH Dept. of Education, NH Council for the Social Studies (NHCSS) Committee; Pat Bolduc, NHCSS; Audrey Rogers, president, NHCSS; Valenda Morrissette, NHBA Law Related Education (LRE) Coordinator and NHCSS. Alcox is active each year in LRE programs; his school won the We the People competition this year. Thomas Bailey of Lifetouch Photography.

Awards (EDies) salute NH schools and individuals that attain high standards in education. The criteria for choosing individuals are set by the sponsoring organizations. Valenda Morrissette, NHBA Law Related Education (LRE) Coordinator, is a member of both the NH Council for the Social Studies and the Alliance for Civic Engagement, organizers of the event, and represented the NHBA at the awards ceremony. Several of the teachers honored are involved with NHBA/NHBF LRE programs, such as We the People, Mock Trial, and Law Day (A Lawyer/Judge in Every School).


The awards for outstanding elementary, middle and secondary schools are determined by criteria developed by the NH Excellence in Education Awards Board of Directors and applied by selection committees.



The Educator of the Gifted Award went to Richard Glatz of Merrimack Middle School, a participant in Mock Trial and Law Day. He is pictured with NHBA LRE Coordinator Valenda Morrissette, Merrimack Superintendent Marge Chiafery and Audrey Rogers. Thomas Bailey of Lifetouch Photography.

The 13th annual program took place on June 10, 2006. The awards are funded chiefly by McDonald’s Restaurants of New Hampshire.



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