SAHS Teacher Selected as Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction
Stillwater Area High School teacher Ben Straka has been selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction.
Straka, who teaches astronomy and biology, was recognized by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) for his outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in education.
Each year, NSHSS encourages students worldwide to nominate an educator who has significantly impacted their high school academic career. This honor recognizes those whose passion and devotion inspire their students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders and citizens.
The award is named after the society’s founder Claes Nobel, whose family started the Nobel Prize awards.
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Six juniors were recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement. The awards come from some of the top universities in the country, including Harvard, Dartmouth and Yale.
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