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Sacred Hearts teacher named Preserve America Teacher of the Year

Sacred Hearts Academy teacher Wendi Vincent (second from left). Photo courtesy Sacred Hearts Academy. Sacred Hearts Academy teacher Wendi Vincent (second from left). Photo courtesy Sacred Hearts Academy.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Wendi Vincent, a high school teacher at Sacred Hearts Academy, was named the 2010 Hawaii Preserve America History Teacher of the Year.

The award is sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Preserve America and the Hawaii Council for the Humanities.

Vincent received a $1,000 honorarium, and the Sacred Hearts Academy library received a core archive of history books and educational materials from the Lehrman Institute.

"We are proud of Wendi's accomplishment," said Sacred Hearts school head Betty White. "She prepares students to become involved citizens here in Hawaii and in the global community.Her teaching philosophy demonstrates her passion for American history and the desire to develop an educated and responsible citizenry."

Inaugurated in 2004, the Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award promotes and celebrates the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. The award honors one exceptional K-12 teacher of American history from each of the fifty states, D.C., and U.S. Territories. This is the fifth year that the Hawaii Council for the Humanities has partnered with Gilder Lehrman and selected the winner from Hawaii.

For more information, contact Hawaii History Teacher of the Year coordinator Bob Buss at rbuss@hihumanities.org or (808) 732-5402 ext 4.

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