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Nominations sought for “Outstanding Teacher” in aviation K-12

By Miriam Hodgman

7001-1PATHWAYS TO AVIATION FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE – The deadline for a newly created “Outstanding Teacher in Aviation” award, recognizing a local K-12 teacher who incorporates aeronautics in his or her curriculum, ends on March 31, 2014.

The award was created by the Pathways to Aviation Foundation board of trustees. The Foundation, also known as the Reno Air Racing Foundation, is committed to enhancing the level of aviation-related education in local schools.

“Supporting local non-profit organizations and schools dedicated to educating young people about aviation, opened our eyes to a large number of teachers currently using aviation and aerospace in their classrooms,” says Eric Henry, the Foundation’s board chairman. “We thought it was an opportune time to showcase these teachers, recognizing them for their leadership.”

The Outstanding Teacher in Aviation Award will be announced at the Foundation’s annual Speakers Forum, which takes place on April 16 at the University of Nevada. The event is open to the public.

The nomination form can be found at www.pathwaystoaviation.org and must be completed by Monday, March 31.

Also known as the Reno Air Racing Foundation, the Pathways to Aviation Foundation seeks to inspire local youth through the education and historical preservation of aviation, aerospace, and air racing. The Foundation provides funding to local schools and organizations support math and science programs, and provides aviation-related student scholarships. The goal is to expose local students to the fascinating world of flight.