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Dick Cheney with presidential Award for Excellence in Math Hovan Kukla

Scot Alan Hovan (M.A., Science Education, 2005) and Dave Kukla (M.A., Teaching of Social Studies, 1990) both received the annual Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for 2007. Hovan teaches science at Mahtomedi High School in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. Kukla teaches calculus at Sabino High School in Tucson, Arizona.
The award is given annually to math and science teachers who make outstanding contributions to their students and schools. Awardees are selected from all 50 States and Washington, D.C. For 2007, the White House recognized the nation’s best seventh through twelfth grade teachers.
Both Hovan and Kukla received a $10,000 educational grant to be used at their discretion over a three-year period, and an all-expense-paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to accept the certificate and take a photo (above) with Vice President Dick Cheney
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